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House thought to be Houston home for Clark Gable demolished

December 10, 2018 GMT
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An excavator works on the ground where an old duplex on Hyde Park Boulevard was demolished on Monday, July 30, 2018, in Houston. The residential compound long-rumored to have housed Clark Gable for a stint in the 1920s. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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An excavator works on the ground where an old duplex on Hyde Park Boulevard was demolished on Monday, July 30, 2018, in Houston. The residential compound long-rumored to have housed Clark Gable for a stint in the 1920s. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)

HOUSTON (AP) — A three-story house in Houston built in 1927 by a World War I veteran and long-rumored to have been home to actor Clark Gable has been demolished.

The Houston Chronicle reports the Tuscan-style villa that neighbors dubbed the “Clark Gable house” was part of a three-residence compound recently torn down.

The buildings were featured in a November 1928 issue of Civics for Houston magazine titled “Old World Architecture Graces Houston Corner.”

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Some residents in the Montrose neighborhood voiced preservation concerns as the complex was sold this year for development.

The Chronicle reports Gable, as an aspiring actor during the 1920s, was said to have lived in the home while with a theater group in Houston.

Gable starred in numerous films, including the 1939 classic “Gone With The Wind.”

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com