Thursday, February 18, 2016

Houston Chronicle leaves downtown for redone Post building

The empty Houston Post building becomes Chronicle's new home

The Houston Chronicle staff leaves its downtown headquarters for the last 100 years and moves over to the old Houston Post building in southwest Houston.

After the Chron bought the Post in 1995, the latter's newer printing facility was used to publish the paper, while its offices sat empty all these years. After decades, the Chron's owner, Hearst, decided to sell its downtown building, remodel the empty Post space and move the operation.

With journalism flowing through their veins, the Chronicle staff couldn't resist documenting the goodbye process on social media.

#801texas #houstonchronicle

A photo posted by Melissa Aguilar (@melissawaguilar) on

#801Texas #houstonchronicle #Hipstamatic

A photo posted by Ken Ellis (@kenduque) on

A photo posted by Paola Herrera (@spaola2005) on

Here is a glimpse of what the future holds in the new building's newsroom.

Our #MadMen staircase at the new building 😍 #ChronLyfe #fancy #HoustonChronicle #work

A photo posted by Shonna Johnstone (@shonnabonana) on


  1. This breaks my heart, I worked for the Chronicle for many years in advertising and have fond memories of the 801 Texas building. I spent a lot of time there and it was like a home away from home. I met my first wife there. I still keep in touch with many of the friends I use to work with. Sad to know it will be no more...

  2. Here is coverage of the closure of the Houston Post I recorded on April 18th 1995:

    Here is a tour of the Houston Chronicle Photo Department I was given back in July 1989 when I was 16:


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