I moved to in 2006 when it still wasn’t super popular and new apartment complexes were still being built. Back in the 1980’s Houston Midtown was a ward (can’t remember if it was 2nd or 3rd Ward)and probably the only part of Houston with negative property growth.
It wasn’t until late 90’s that a developer named Post Properties bought out large land and relocated former owners into subsidized housing. They built a 529 unit property called Post Midtown square. I can’t remember the first year they opened.
Following Post Midtown Apartments in Houston came the Midtown Arbor Place built in 1998 formerly known Broadstone Midtown Apartments. From there came the Amli Midtown now known as Metro Midtown Apartments.
So really these 3 apartments in Late 90’s started what is now come to be the Hottest Place for Singles and 30 Somethings! Following these apartments came a new bar called Front Porch which is walking distance (outside) from Post Midtown Square. Ferragos world cuisine restaurant, Cyclone Anayas (is that spelled right) Mexican Restaurant, and Retail Center Buffalo Wild Wings, Club Deco, Darque Tan, Star Bucks and Randalls Groceries soon followed.
Houston Midtown in general is spreading its boundaries South towards Houston Museum District and Texas Medical Center. An apartment called Ventana At Midtown is famous for being bright yellow over 5-6 stories tall( I think its 8 stories) and boasting walking distance to Light Rail. Its also very luxurious, looks kind of like a High Rise when you enter the Leasing Office. Soon after Banks and Pharmacies sprung up, several clubs and lounges came up. Lounges like Bond, The Roof, FIX, Deco, PubFiction, Swivel, and so many more (which ones am I forgetting?)
You are going to see heavy traffic and have difficulty finding a parking space outside these apartments, especially Post Midtown Square and the credit goes to the numerous cafe’s, sushi bars and retail outlets. Nevertheless, there is ample parking in apartment garages and street parking. And, if you are lucky enough to have a friend in Midtown Apartments you can get the access code and park in the visitor’s parking!
Camden Midtown Apartments, 2222 Smith, and Sabine St Lofts soon followed and the Midtown Explosion began with rents rising over $1000 and 2 bedrooms costing over $1500. College Graduates and young professionals seem to be attracted to Midtown. The attraction I think is mainly the new modern amenities, new complexes, and ridiculously large courtyards and pools that have made each of these Midtown Apartments so popular for “Summer pool Parties”.
The history of plumbing needs to start with where the word plumbing origin from. The word plumbing came from the Latin word plumb which means lead. The word plumbing reiterates the tubes and fixtures for the distribution of water and gas, and the disposal of sewage.
The first sewers were built in Rome between 800 BC and 735 BC, before the first aqueduct was built approximately 500 years earlier. The Cloaca Maxima is one of the largest of the ancient sewers and is still being used. It was designed and constructed to carry off the surface water, and to provide drainage for the entire city. Disposing of sewage has been an issue even since the earliest of times. Disease was transmitted through water and waste because of ignorance. Science then would play a large part in finding ways to dispose of sewage and waste that would not make people ill. The history of plumbing in America began when New World settlers would copy the Indians methods of discharging waste and refuse in running water, open fields, shrubs or forests.
They also tossed the garbage and waste out their front doors and windows onto the street where the hogs and scavengers would dispose of the garbage. It was not very sanitary. Thankfully, the United States would set standards in health and safety. The lead craftsman, blacksmith, tool maker, tin and sheet-iron worker were the first "plumbers". In current times a plumber is necessary to unclog drains that are backed up, to repair leaks in pipes, and to construct the pipes for buildings.
They are also skilled to construct different styles of showers, replacement of garbage disposals, etc. A primitive bathroom would be, a chamber pot placed by the early colonist in with other crockery items and tinware. The term commode was used to disguise its use. The term commode is still used as another name for the bathroom, or toilet. Latrines, out houses, etc. would eventually evolve to what our bathrooms are today.
Plumbing need education, training and need to need to gain experience as an apprentice for at least four or five years, before they can be qualified as a "plumber". A qualified plumber may be a contractor for a company or he can own his own company.
Source by Dave Gorski