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Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Street Light Circus Building Being Renovated

Love Street Light Circus
Love Street Light Circus
The Buffalo Bayou Beautification Project is underway and the old "Love Street" building is due for a makeover. Love Street Light Circus was a Sixties club on the top floor of this avocado colored building on Allen's Landing. This was the one of the focal points of Texas's fertile psych-rock scene, which was both bluesier and more adventurous (musically and pharmaceutically) than its better-known San Francisco Bay Area counterpart.


Love Street Light Circus
Built as the headquarters of the International Coffee Company in the 1930s but only 10 years later the building was vacated and remained empty for over 45 years. In 1967 the third floor became a psychedelic night club and nurtured bands like the 13th Floor Elevators, Bubble Puppy, The Red Crayola and ZZ Top (who played their first show there) while giving their fans a place to congregate and enjoy the swirling light shows with minimal hassle from The Man. Love Street Light Circus closed after only a few years, and the building has remained vacant for – again – over 45 years!


Love Street Light Circus
Love Street Light Circus
After receiving over $600,000.00 for renovations, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership will be turning the old "Love Street" into a cultural center. Soon, it will bear no trace of it's Sixties history. Check out these pictures to see what the interior of Love Street looks like today. One can still see the psychedelic art on the walls.

Be sure to click each picture to see in full size. Read more about Love Street Light Circus by going HERE.



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