An old metal building once stood on the corner of Houston and Ave G, as you see below in 1924. The metal building was torn down and a new structure took its place. This building was the Brasch-Mitchell Hardware store. The hardware store was built complete with a basement and an upstairs. The owner of Brasch-Mitchell Hardware rented out a space in the back to a man by the name of Mr. Fain where he ran his sheet metal business. Later Mr. Fain purchased a property on Ave F and built a shop for himself. George Keeling purchased the Brasch-Mitchell building. He kept the Brasch-Mitchell name, but remodeled it to become a rental hall and sectioned off a portion to become 721 Houston. This rental property has seen a few businesses over the years including SIC Finance, which later became Sun Loan. At some point in it's history, the large windows were covered with a wood paneling. In 2011, when a women’s accessories store called A & A This and That moved in the windows were uncovered and made great displays opportunities for the store. A & A This and That closed their business in 2012. After remaining vacant for a bit, Class A Barbershop and Salon moved their business here from Albuquerque, NM. They provided a full service salon and barbershop and gave the interior of this building a complete makeover. Class A moved their business and their family and it's housed a couple of rental startups but currently remains unoccupied and ready for its next tenant.