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 (I parked near the carports in the lower left of the picture) and got to know one of the property managers via telephone. They had several exotic birds that lived in the property’s garden area and one of them was an escape artist extraordinare. I would arrive at work and find him wandering in our parking lot enjoying a leisurely morning! I would give her a call and tell her that “so-and-so” (I don’t remember his name) was out. She would sigh and then we would share a laugh to start our day!
Click here to visit Doorway Into the Past and read about this building and its new life.
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 to read about these Texas Courthouses!
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!
Where is this doorway and what does it lead to? I will tell you that from 1950 until 1989 it was covered over in the name of “modernization”. Curious? Of course, so hop on over to Doorway Into the Past and find out the answers to these questions and much more!
These intriguing stairs are part of Mission Concepcion, one of 5 missions that comprise the San Antonio Missions Historical Park. Read more on Doorway Into the Past…
My fascination with courthouses and State Capitols continues. This is the 1916 Blanco County Texas Courthouse. To read more it and see more pictures, click here to go to Doorway Into the Past.