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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

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Thursday: Then & Now

1985 photograph from the NRHP nomination form From its opening in 1904 to its closing in 1975, the Carnegie Library was a cultural and educational center for the small, central Texas community of Belton. However, its days of serving the community were not over when the library relocated to a new building. The Bell County… Continue reading Thursday: Then & Now

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Thursday Then & Now: Orange County Courthouse

18 June 2021 Sometimes things change radically. Other times there is little, if any, change and that is how I found the Orange County Texas Courthouse. Other than two 1960's additions, one on either side of the Courthouse, the Courthouse has not changed since its completion in 1937. The Texas Historic Commission describes the Courthouse… Continue reading Thursday Then & Now: Orange County Courthouse

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Day Tripping 2021 Episode 2 January 31, 2021

Yes, I'm a little behind on Day Trip reporting.  The winter weather and helter-skelter of life has kept me from reporting as well as doing much travelling around.  Never fear, I will catch up and soon be on the road again! A beautiful Sunday afternoon called to me for a little drive to Gonzales, Texas. … Continue reading Day Tripping 2021 Episode 2 January 31, 2021

Then and Now

Thursday Then and Now: The Texas Theater

The Texas Theater was considered one of San Antonio's finest movie theaters when it opened on December 26, 1926. It was a popular theater and enjoyed success until the great movie houses downtown, and downtown in general, felt the downward spiral of neglect as the City grew out into the suburbs.  The last show was… Continue reading Thursday Then and Now: The Texas Theater