The Reptile Garden in Brackenridge Park may seem like an oddity now, but when it opened in 1933 it was a popular attraction for San Antonio residents. It came to its final location in 1939 and entertained visitors until its closure in 1975 when the manager retired and took his "collection" to Arkansas. Click on the… Continue reading Thursday: Then and Now
Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951. [Dullnig Building], photograph, Date Unknown; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth460129/m1/1/: accessed May 28, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting San Antonio Conservation Society. Photograph taken May 18, 2020 standing almost in the same location. What happened here? Well, I'm not sure but I'm going to find out and will post in Doorway Into the Past.
I'm absolutely dying to go somewhere. Anywhere. I'm a vagabond at heart and staying home day after day has really squelched my wandering spirit. But I'm happy to stay home and stay safe! Therefore, I find I have no excuse not to catch up on organizing a few thousand pictures and catching up on my… Continue reading Let’s Go Somewhere
The 1928 Ott Hotel in Liberty isn't quite what you expect to find in an old building, but it is fun and very unique. Hop on over to Doorway Into the Past to see what I mean!
After a long absence I've returned to blogging and I'm excited about the many things I've collected to write about during the past few months! My first post is about a building that has been a familiar landmark on the San Antonio, Texas cityscape since 1965. For several years I worked in an adjacent building… Continue reading The Wedgwood Senior Living complex
This 1920's theater is still serving the community today as a live performance theater. It's also listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a part of the Caldwell Courthouse Historic District. Click here to read more about it's long history.
The Tower of the Americas isn't as old as some of the buildings in downtown San Antonio, but as a 50-year old landmark it does have an interesting past that deserves a blog post. Hop over to Doorway Into the Past to read more.
I recently had an opportunity to explore the 1926 Kerr County Courthouse in Kerrville Texas. Just one of the 254 Courthouses of Texas. Click here to read more
A mid-December trip to Lubbock delighted me in many ways. I found a very familiar looking Courthouse that led me to discover that it is one of the Architectural Triplets. The Concho County Courthouse was a delightful find and I enjoyed writing about it. Click the links to hop over to the Doorway Into the Past blog… Continue reading On the way to Lubbock
San Antonio is fortunate to have many branch libraries that serve the neighborhoods of the city. I've got a new post up on Doorway Into the Past about the first branch library built in San Antonio. Click the link to read!