Weingarten Grocery & Saloon – Houston

1601 Congress St. (historically 201 Congress St.) – Houston TX (built late 1800s)

This small commercial building was once home to Joseph and Harry Weingarten’s grocery and saloon from the early 1900s to about 1910. Before and after it was various grocers/saloons with boarding on the second floor (you can still see “rooms” on the back side of the building, shown below). Starting around 1918 it was home to various businesses such as a barber shop, clothes cleaner, news stand, transfer company, and restaurants – in to the 1970s it was still being used as a restaurant.



J. Weingarten Grocer - Houston TX, 1909

1601 Congress St. - Houston TX