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.
Since Labor Day the San Antonio area has had almost 17 inches of rain; we've set a record for September rainfall and with more rain in the forecast this may be the wettest month ever for us. Everything is green and blooming profusely! While the rain is an inconvenience no one complains, ever. We take … Continue reading September Rains and the Aquifer
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.
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!
This cast stone elephant is charming, isn't it? It is one of two that are part of the Hertzberg Circus Collection. For many years it and its companion stood in front of the former San Antonio Public Library at 210 W. Market Street. Everytime I walked by the building it never failed to make me … Continue reading The Little Elephant
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...
I love before and after pictures; I can spend hours looking at them and analyzing the differences. Today I had my own experience with before and after. Due to recent rains the underground aquifer that San Antonio relies on for water has risen above the very low levels that have plagued it for many years. … Continue reading Before and After
If you read my Doorway Into the Past blog then you know about the McNay Museum of Art that I featured there. Marion Koogler McNay bequeathed her Spanish Colonial-Revival home and surrounding 23 acres to be preserved as a museum of modern art. Her collection of 700 pieces of European and Southwestern art pieces formed the core … Continue reading Made of what?
Detail on top of the former Joske's store in downtown San Antonio, Texas. I dearly loved this store and still lament it's demise. The mall it is now attached to gutted the building, salvaged the lumber, and converted it into a retail complex. I haven't been inside, but noticed this detail on top of the … Continue reading Wednesday 1.13.2016
This is a picture on display in the Tower of Americas (San Antonio, Texas). I think it is part of the Institute of Texan Cultures collection, hope they don't mind me sharing this glimpse into the past! This theater is still in use today as a live venue after an extensive renovation - it is … Continue reading Wednesday 12.02.2015