Little Free Library

In the Image of San Jose

What do WPA markers, National Register of Historic Places markers, and Little Free Libraries have in common? Answer: They all delight in surprising me with their appearance when I least expect it. This Little Free Library was sitting just outside the Visitor Center at Mission San Jose when I visited last week. Walking out of… Continue reading In the Image of San Jose

Then and Now, Uncategorized

Thursday: Then and Now

Vintage photograph circa 1950, source unknown, retrieved from the Internet 29 July 2021 The Mission Road Drive-in Theater opened on the Southside of San Antonio at 3100 Roosevelt Avenue, just north of Mission San Jose on March 27, 1948 with a showing of Pirates of Monterey, quickly becoming a popular fixture in the neighborhood.  Its… Continue reading Thursday: Then and Now

Then and Now

Thursday: Then & Now

Mission San Jose, photograph taken 29 July 2021 Mission San Jose, 1932, image from the San Antonio Light UTSA digital collection, restoration work had progressed well and only the dome was missing at the time of this photograph. Mission San Jose, established in 1720, moved to its present day location in 1758 after the first… Continue reading Thursday: Then & Now