Crossroads Family Eyecare

formerly Gallemore baby clinic

In 1945 Dr. J. L. Gallemore built Perry’s first baby clinic on this corner. It contained two reception rooms, four hospital rooms, an examination room, an X-ray room, an operating or delivery room, a laboratory, a doctor’s office, business office, kitchen, and two bathrooms. Hundreds of babies were born in this building between 1945 and 1986 when Dr. Gallemore sold his practice. This building contains a half basement which was used for storage. Previously located on this corner lot was a frame building which housed The Houston Home Journal until 1939 when John L. Hodges built a new building next door at 936 Carroll Street. Today Dr. Paul Smith offers family eyecare in this building.