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What San Antonio looked like in the 1920s Through Fascinating Historical Photos

San Antonio was a major military center during World Wars I and II, a factor that continued to dominate its economy in subsequent decades. During the 1920s, the population of San Antonio was around 161,379, and the city was growing rapidly with several development projects. Several landmarks, buildings, and public parks were built. Kiddie Park, featuring old-fashioned amusement rides for children, was established in 1925 and is the oldest children’s amusement park in the U.S.

The streets of Downtown, the old Spanish and Mexican city, were widened to accommodate streetcars and modern traffic. In the process, many historic buildings were destroyed. These included the Veramendi House, the home of the prominent family into which Jim Bowie had married when he came to the city. Standing on the southwest side of the Houston and Soledad Streets intersection, this building was a massive quadrangle built of adobe around a central courtyard in the typical Mexican style.

Below are some stunning historical photos that show what San Antonio looked like in the 1920s.

#1 Looking east on Houston Street with the Texas Theater and the Majestic Theater in view, 1920s

Looking east on Houston Street with the Texas Theater and the Majestic Theater in view, 1920s

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#2 The Lambert Beach Swimming Pool at Brackenridge Park on the San Antonio River, 1920

The Lambert Beach Swimming Pool at Brackenridge Park on the San Antonio River, 1920

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#3 A San Antonio Public Service Company bus parked in front of the Alamo, 1924

A San Antonio Public Service Company bus parked in front of the Alamo, 1924

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#4 Back of one-story frame duplex, 321 Columbus Street, San Antonio, 1920s

Back of one-story frame duplex, 321 Columbus Street, San Antonio, 1920s

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#5 San Antonio River floods, 1921

San Antonio River floods, 1921

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#6 A Post Office in downtown San Antonio, 1924

A Post Office in downtown San Antonio, 1924

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#7 Human fly” Babe White hanging from balcony of the Bexar County Courthouse overlooking Main Plaza, 1925

Human fly" Babe White hanging from balcony of the Bexar County Courthouse overlooking Main Plaza, 1925

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#8 Crowd watching men in a canoe on the floodwaters of the San Antonio River at the intersection of St. Mary’s and Travis Streets, 1921

Crowd watching men in a canoe on the floodwaters of the San Antonio River at the intersection of St. Mary's and Travis Streets, 1921

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#9 Looking west on Houston Street, 1929.

Looking west on Houston Street, 1929.

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#10 Buzzy Mueller & Mimi Williams water skiing on the San Antonio River at the Arneson River Theater, 1925

Buzzy Mueller & Mimi Williams water skiing on the San Antonio River at the Arneson River Theater, 1925

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#11 Exterior view of San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission during the restoration of the tower, 1928

Exterior view of San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission during the restoration of the tower, 1928

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#12 Duke Carver investigating the death of Clara Marsh, 1925

Duke Carver investigating the death of Clara Marsh, 1925

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#13 View of the north end of Alamo Plaza, 1921

View of the north end of Alamo Plaza, 1921

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#14 A view of the Commerce Street Bridge from the Market Street Bridge over the San Antonio River, 1920s

A view of the Commerce Street Bridge from the Market Street Bridge over the San Antonio River, 1920s

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#15 Photograph of the Animal Defense League Kennels, 1925

Photograph of the Animal Defense League Kennels, 1925

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#16 Exterior of church after collapse of the bell tower, Mission San Jose, 1928

Exterior of church after collapse of the bell tower, Mission San Jose, 1928

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#17 Serpentine Road from Olmos Dam construction site to Alamo Heights, 1926

Serpentine Road from Olmos Dam construction site to Alamo Heights, 1926

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#18 Olmos Dam under construction, 1926

Olmos Dam under construction, 1926

Photograph shows view looking northeast towards Olmos Dam construction site. Foundation (left); limestone cliff (right)

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#19 Limestone cliff beside Olmos Dam construction site, 1926

Limestone cliff beside Olmos Dam construction site, 1926

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#20 San Antonio River floods, 1921

San Antonio River floods, 1921

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#21 Construction of cutoff channel, San Antonio River, San Antonio, 1929

Construction of cutoff channel, San Antonio River, San Antonio, 1929

Photograph shows bird's-eye view, looking north, Villita Street Bridge (foreground), Market Street Bridge (center), and Houston Street Bridge.

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#22 An old home on Butler Rach in Karnes County, 1925

An old home on Butler Rach in Karnes County, 1925

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#23 A building at the Willow Springs Golf Course, 1925

A building at the Willow Springs Golf Course, 1925

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#24 The front of the Alamo with the Emily Morgan Hotel, 1925

The front of the Alamo with the Emily Morgan Hotel, 1925

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#25 Portrait of Dr. R.E. Braulick in front of St. Johns Lutheran Church, 1925

Portrait of Dr. R.E. Braulick in front of St. Johns Lutheran Church, 1925

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#26 The 5th hole at Willow Spring Golf Course, 1925

The 5th hole at Willow Spring Golf Course, 1925

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#27 Picture of a river flowing though Classen Ranch State Park, 1925

Picture of a river flowing though Classen Ranch State Park, 1925

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#28 San Antonio River, San Antonio, 1927

San Antonio River, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows concrete retaining walls on both sides of the river near downtown.

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#29 Navarro Street Bridge on lower arm of the San Antonio River Bend, San Antonio, 1927

Navarro Street Bridge on lower arm of the San Antonio River Bend, San Antonio, 1927

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#30 San Antonio River south of the Market Street Bridge, San Antonio, 1927

San Antonio River south of the Market Street Bridge, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view looking downstream on the river. On left are rear of buildings (200 block of S. Alamo Street) that were demolished in the 1960s to make way for the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel.

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#31 San Antonio River from Crockett Street Bridge, 1927

San Antonio River from Crockett Street Bridge, 1927

View looking downstream toward the Commerce Street Bridge. Casino Club Building on far right.

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#32 Landscaped area of Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Landscaped area of Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows palm tree, Pampas grass, banana trees and other non native species.

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#33 Goad Motor Company, southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and Dallas Street, San Antonio, 1927

Goad Motor Company, southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and Dallas Street, San Antonio, 1927

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#34 Casino Club Building, 102 W. Crockett Street, San Antonio, 1927

Casino Club Building, 102 W. Crockett Street, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows the east (left) and north elevations of the San Antonio Casino Club Building shortly after its completion. Crockett Street Bridge over San Antonio River at bottom.

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#35 Exterior of First Church of Christ Scientist, 501 N. Alamo Street, San Antonio, 1927

Exterior of First Church of Christ Scientist, 501 N. Alamo Street, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows the south and east (front) of the brick building, located on the northwest corner of North Alamo and McCullough. Posters on building advertising a Christian Science lecture to be held February 15 [1927].

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#36 Northwest corner of Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

Northwest corner of Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows Gibbs Building in center, Federal Building and Post Office on far right. In distance, far left, is the six story New Moore Building.

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#37 Entrance to Quadrangle, Fort Sam Houston, 1927

Entrance to Quadrangle, Fort Sam Houston, 1927

View looking north through arched passage with base of clock tower in distance.

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#38 Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Station, 501 S. Flores Street, San Antonio, 1927

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Station, 501 S. Flores Street, San Antonio, 1927

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#39 Swimming pool in San Pedro Park, San Antonio, 1927

Swimming pool in San Pedro Park, San Antonio, 1927

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#40 Marble lion at entrance to Lions Field, 2809 Broadway, San Antonio, 1927

Marble lion at entrance to Lions Field, 2809 Broadway, San Antonio, 1927

View of the monument, by Louis Rodriguez, that was commissioned by the Lions Club of San Antonio.

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#41 Southern Pacific Railroad Station, San Antonio, 1927

Southern Pacific Railroad Station, San Antonio, 1927

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#42 Lone Star Garden, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Lone Star Garden, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows landscaping in the former rock quarry, by park commissioner Ray Lambert, with flower beds in the shape of the Texas Star.

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#43 Exterior of Westmoorland College, 726 W. Waco, San Antonio, 1927

Exterior of Westmoorland College, 726 W. Waco, San Antonio, 1927

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#44 Market House, Market Street, San Antonio, 1922

Market House, Market Street, San Antonio, 1922

Photograph shows exterior of former City Market House (built in 1859) at 611 Market Street.

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#45 Exterior of Administration Building, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, 1927

Exterior of Administration Building, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, 1927

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#46 Aerial view looking northeast towards intersection of St. Mary’s and Houston Streets, San Antonio, 1927

Aerial view looking northeast towards intersection of St. Mary's and Houston Streets, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows an aerial view showing Texas Theater (far left), next to Gunter Office Building, St. Mary's Church (right) next Brady Building (center). On lower right is City Public Service Company Building, with addition of upper floors under construction.

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#47 Belfry and entrance to church, Mission San Juan Capistrano, 1927

Belfry and entrance to church, Mission San Juan Capistrano, 1927

Photograph shows part of east (front) elevation of church. Chain-link fence in front.

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#48 Walkway outside north side of Smith-Young Tower, San Antonio, 1928

Walkway outside north side of Smith-Young Tower, San Antonio, 1928

View looking west, Railing (right) above the San Antonio River. Bexar County Courthouse in distance.

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#49 South elevation of the church, Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio, 1927

South elevation of the church, Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows side of the church, with group of women standing near the Rose Window, which is partially obscured by tree.

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#50 African elephant in pen at San Antonio Zoo, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

African elephant in pen at San Antonio Zoo, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows elephant with front feet on tree stump.

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#51 Polo players, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Polo players, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

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#52 Exterior of church and convento at Mission San Jose, San Antonio, 1927

Exterior of church and convento at Mission San Jose, San Antonio, 1927

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#53 South side of W. Market Street between the San Antonio River and S. Presa Street, San Antonio, 1927

South side of W. Market Street between the San Antonio River and S. Presa Street, San Antonio, 1927

View looking southwest from edge of the river bridge. One-story building on left is San Antonio Water Department Office (106 W. Market Street). Adjoining it is Water Department Annex (200-204 W. Market) in remodeled building that had been the 19th century Casino Hall). Building with columns is Carnigie Library, at corner of N. Presa.

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#54 Exterior of Young Women’s Christian Association, 403 Fifth Street, San Antonio, 1927

Exterior of Young Women's Christian Association, 403 Fifth Street, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows the west and south (front) elevations of the brick building, designed by Atlee B. Ayres and located on the northeast corner of Broadway and Fifth Street (later McCullough Avenue).

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#55 Exterior of First Prebyterian Church, San Antonio, 1927

Exterior of First Prebyterian Church, San Antonio, 1927

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#56 Japanese Tea Garden, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Japanese Tea Garden, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

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#57 San Fernando Cathedral and Frost National Bank, Main Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

San Fernando Cathedral and Frost National Bank, Main Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

View looking west, with addition to City Hall under construction (behind cathedral on far left).

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#58 The Alamo and Crockett Hotel from roof of building on west side of Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

The Alamo and Crockett Hotel from roof of building on west side of Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

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#59 St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Day School, 201 Roseborough, San Antonio, 1927

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Day School, 201 Roseborough, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows the school (left) at the northeast corner of Kinney Avenue. On right is St. Paul's church annex at 215 Roseborough.

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#60 View looking north, northwest from roof of Plaza Hotel, San Antonio, 1927

View looking north, northwest from roof of Plaza Hotel, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows downtown buildings, including the National Bank of Commerce (far left) with additional three stories under construction on top of the building. Buildings on north side of Commerce Street (horizontally, across) at center. Burke Furniture Company and San Antonio Music Company, fronting on Market Street (lower center) and rear of Marion Hat and Dress Company (bottom, left.)

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#61 Exterior of Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church, 1101 W. Woodlawn Avenue, San Antonio, 1927

Exterior of Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church, 1101 W. Woodlawn Avenue, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows the south (front) and east elevations of the church, located on the northwest corner of W. Woodlawn and Michigan Avenues.

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#62 Exterior of Scottish Rite Cathedral, 308 Avenue E, San Antonio, 1927

Exterior of Scottish Rite Cathedral, 308 Avenue E, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows the west (front) elevation of the temple, located on southeast corner of Avenue E and Fourth Street.

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#63 Northeast corner of Military Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

Northeast corner of Military Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows the northeast corner (intersection of Commerce and Flores Streets) of Military Plaza as seen from an upper floor of the City Hall. On lower left is United States Bankruptcy Court and temporary home for City Hall (during addition of fourth floor); across N. Flores Street is Schreiner Block with Marcus Clothiers. Buildings in background (l. to r.): Robert E. Lee Hotel; Majestic Theater (later the State Theater); Stowers Furniture Company Building; and the Rand Building with water tower advertising Wolff & Marx.

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#64 Exterior of Highland Park School, 600-624 Hammond Avenue, San Antonio, 1927

Exterior of Highland Park School, 600-624 Hammond Avenue, San Antonio, 1927

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#65 Aerial view of Martin MB-2 bombers and other aircraft at Brooks Field, 1927

Aerial view of Martin MB-2 bombers and other aircraft at Brooks Field, 1927

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#66 San Fernando Cathedral Rectory, San Antonio, 1927

San Fernando Cathedral Rectory, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view, looking east from an upper floor of City Hall on Military Plaza. Rear of San Fernando Cathedral, including dome, visible beyond rectory. Washer Building in background at center, right.

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#67 San Fernando Cathedral and Frost National Bank, Main Plaza, San Antonio, 1928

San Fernando Cathedral and Frost National Bank, Main Plaza, San Antonio, 1928

View looking northwest toward cathedral and bank on west side of Main Plaza.

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#68 San Antonio River spillway and park pavilion, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

San Antonio River spillway and park pavilion, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view looking upstream on the San Antonio River, with the wooden pavilion on upper right.

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#69 Convento as seen from outside sacristy door, Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio, 1927

Convento as seen from outside sacristy door, Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio, 1927

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#70 Putting green and clubhouse, Brackenridge Park Golf Course, San Antonio, 1927

Putting green and clubhouse, Brackenridge Park Golf Course, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows two unidentified men on the putting green. The stone clubhouse, designed by Ralph Cameron, is in background.

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#71 Spanish Governor’s Palace, San Antonio, 1927

Spanish Governor's Palace, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows exterior of the Spanish Governor's Palace prior to restoration. Sign above doorway in center reads: 'For Sale / This Property 95x160 Ft.'' Stone in foreground is for remodeling City Hall.

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#72 Travis Street Bridge over the San Antonio River, San Antonio, 1927

Travis Street Bridge over the San Antonio River, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view looking upstream (north) toward the bridge. Rio Vista Mexican Restaurant (151 Riverside Walk) on upper right.

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#73 Woodlawn Lake Swimming Pool, San Antonio, 1927

Woodlawn Lake Swimming Pool, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows the municipal swimming pool near Woodlawn Lake. View looking northeast.

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#74 Side and rear of church, Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio, 1927

Side and rear of church, Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view looking northwest, with south elevation of the church visible, including the Rose Window. West end of convento on far right. Automobile parked near gate used as tourist entrance.

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#75 Northeast corner of Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

Northeast corner of Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view of the northeast corner of Alamo Plaza (intersection of E. Houston and Avenue E.) with the Federal Building and Post Office on left, the Medical Arts Building on right. Scottish Rite Cathedral on Avenue E (in distance at center).

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#76 Tourist camp beside San Antonio River on south end of Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Tourist camp beside San Antonio River on south end of Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

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#77 Houston Street looking west from Woolworth Building, San Antonio, 1927

Houston Street looking west from Woolworth Building, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view of buildings on north side of Houston Street, including (beginning at right), Moore Building, Hicks Building (northeast corner of Houston and Broadway); Central Trust Company; and, in distance, sign for Majestic Theater, located in the Stowers Building.

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#78 A. B. Frank Company Building, 201 Navarro Street, San Antonio, 1923

A. B. Frank Company Building, 201 Navarro Street, San Antonio, 1923

Photograph shows aerial view of the wholesale dry-goods company located on northwest corner of Navarro and Villita Streets. San Antonio River (lower right)" Plaza Hotel partly visible (upper right).

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#79 Exterior of Central Christian Church, 716 Main Avenue, San Antonio, 1927

Exterior of Central Christian Church, 716 Main Avenue, San Antonio, 1927

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#80 Granite monument marking the site of Ben Milam’s grave, Milam Park, San Antonio, 1927

Granite monument marking the site of Ben Milam's grave, Milam Park, San Antonio, 1927

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#81 Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on grounds of Incarnate Word College, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, 1927

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on grounds of Incarnate Word College, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, 1927

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#82 Chapel and crematorium, Mission Burial Park, San Antonio, 1927

Chapel and crematorium, Mission Burial Park, San Antonio, 1927

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#83 View looking west, northwest from top of the Medical Arts Building, San Antonio, 1927

View looking west, northwest from top of the Medical Arts Building, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows Gibbs Building (northwest corner of Houston and N. Alamo Streets) in center. U. S. flag (center right) flying from rooftop of Federal Building and Post Office on north side of Alamo Plaza. Houston street on far left.

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#84 San Antonio River and the Lexington Street Bridge, San Antonio, 1927

San Antonio River and the Lexington Street Bridge, San Antonio, 1927

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#85 200 block of Roseborough Avenue, San Antonio, 1928

200 block of Roseborough Avenue, San Antonio, 1928

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#86 Exterior of Santa Rosa Infirmary, 745 W. Houston Street, San Antonio, 1927

Exterior of Santa Rosa Infirmary, 745 W. Houston Street, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows the south (front) elevation of the building (later Santa Rosa Hospital) facing Milam Park.

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#87 A. B. Frank Company, 201 Navarro Street, 1927

A. B. Frank Company, 201 Navarro Street, 1927

Photograph shows the south (left) and east elevations of the wholesale dry goods company on northwest corner of Villita and Navarro Streets. View from Villita Street.

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#88 Entrance gate, Mission Burial Park, San Antonio, 1927

Entrance gate, Mission Burial Park, San Antonio, 1927

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#89 West side of Texas Theater and San Antonio River, San Antonio, 1927

West side of Texas Theater and San Antonio River, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view looking southeast towards the San Antonio River, with the Houston Street Bridge in distance (center). Texas Theater on left.

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#90 West elevation of the Travis Building from intersection of W. Travis and Soledad Streets, San Antonio, 1927

West elevation of the Travis Building from intersection of W. Travis and Soledad Streets, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view looking east on Travis Street from the intersection with Soledad Street. Travis Building (center), at northwest corner of Travis and St. Mary's Streets. Across street from it is the Lanier Hotel (partly visible).

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#91 West side of Alamo Plaza as seen from top of Medical Arts Building, San Antonio, 1927

West side of Alamo Plaza as seen from top of Medical Arts Building, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view looking southwest with Alamo Plaza on lower left. Four-story Reuter Building (far left) across Crockett Street from the remodeled Opera House Building it. Crockett Block Building and the Palace Theater on lower right.

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#92 Bandstand in Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

Bandstand in Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view, looking north, towards the bandstand. Cactus garden in foreground. Tall building (center right) is the Medical Arts Building.

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#93 Tea House, Japanese Sunken Garden, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Tea House, Japanese Sunken Garden, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows tea house, with thatched roofing. Children standing on left are Helen and James Jingu, children of resident caretaker Kimi Jingu.

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#94 Sisters of Divine Providence Convent and Our Lady of the Lake College, S.W. 24th Street, San Antonio, 1927

Sisters of Divine Providence Convent and Our Lady of the Lake College, S.W. 24th Street, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view looking northwest towards the buildings (l. to r.) Congregation of Sisters of Divine Providence Convent, Sacred Heart Chapel, Main Building, and Providence Hall (barely visible on far right).

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#95 Aerial view of Alamo Plaza and surrounding area, San Antonio, 1927

Aerial view of Alamo Plaza and surrounding area, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view looking north, northwest with Alamo Plaza in center. Joske's Department Store (lower left) at northeast corner of Commerce and Alamo Streets, next to St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

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#96 Exterior of Scottish Rite Cathedral, 308 Avenue E, San Antonio, 1927

Exterior of Scottish Rite Cathedral, 308 Avenue E, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows the west (front) and south elevations of the temple located on southeast corner of Avenue E and Fourth Street.

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#97 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows Alamo Plaza as seen from its southwest corner. Garden in center planted with palms. Two unidentified women are crossing Alamo Street at center right. Post Office and Medical Arts Building in the background.

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#98 Primera Iglesia Evangelica Lutherana Mexicana,W. Houston Street, San Antonio, 1927

Primera Iglesia Evangelica Lutherana Mexicana,W. Houston Street, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows the south front and part of the east elevation of the frame Lutheran church on the north side of W. Houston Street, between N. San Jacinto and N. Las Moras Streets.

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#99 “Lover’s Lane,” Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

"Lover's Lane," Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows long walkway, covered with arbor, extending from the Japanese Tea Garden to the San Antonio Zoo.

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#100 Pavilions on Woodlawn Lake, San Antonio, 1927

Pavilions on Woodlawn Lake, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows the pavilions, with the one on the left shaped to resemble an ocean liner.

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#101 Southern Hotel and Bexar County Courthouse as seen from City Hall, San Antonio, 1927

Southern Hotel and Bexar County Courthouse as seen from City Hall, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view looking southeast from City Hall on Military Plaza. Southern Hotel (center left). Higley Hotel, with Kaufman's Store on lower floor (far right). In background (center) is Bexar County Courthouse with addition under construction (far right).

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#102 Front exterior of church, Mission San Jose, 1927

Front exterior of church, Mission San Jose, 1927

Photograph shows west and south elevations of church with trees partially obscuring facade. Pyron Road on left, running beside church.

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#103 St. Gerard’s Catholic Grade School, 1619 Iowa Street, San Antonio, 1927

St. Gerard's Catholic Grade School, 1619 Iowa Street, San Antonio, 1927

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#104 Cafe and cold drink pavilion at “Mexican Village,” Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Cafe and cold drink pavilion at "Mexican Village," Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows pavilion, with thatched roof, beside "Mexican Village" (background, left), where artisans produced and sold pottery and weaving. Japanese Tea Garden beyond the village.

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#105 Exterior of Second Church of Christ Scientist, 230 W. Magnolia Avenue, San Antonio, 1927

Exterior of Second Church of Christ Scientist, 230 W. Magnolia Avenue, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows the north (front) and west elevations of the brick structure at the southeast corner of Magnolia Avenue and Belknap Place.

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#106 St. Mary’s Street from roof of Plaza Hotel, San Antonio, 1927

St. Mary's Street from roof of Plaza Hotel, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view looking north. San Antonio Drug Company at right. Aztec Building (see outline of Aztec Theater sign) and St. Mary's Church at center. San Antonio Police and Fire Department Building on lower left.

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#107 Bobby Cruickshank, 1927

Bobby Cruickshank, 1927

Bobby Cruickshank swinging golf club in the Texas Open Golf Championship at Willow Springs Golf Course.

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#108 Hensel residence, San Antonio, 1927

Hensel residence, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows exterior of Craftsman-style residence occupied by Frederick (Fritz) and Augusta Hensel at 1014 N. Cherry Street. East (rear) elevation. Fritz Hensel standing on upstairs deck.

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#109 San Antonio River between Houston and Commerce Streets, San Antonio, 1925

San Antonio River between Houston and Commerce Streets, San Antonio, 1925

Photograph shows view looking upstream toward the Houston Street Bridge and Texas Theater. Solo Service Company (100 block of Soledad) on left; Twohig property and Ben Milam Cypress on right.

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#110 Texas Theater and Houston Street Bridge over the San Antonio River, San Antonio, 1927

Texas Theater and Houston Street Bridge over the San Antonio River, San Antonio, 1927

Photograph shows view looking downstream on the river. Riverside Walk (left), connecting Travis and Houston Streets.

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#111 Milam Building, San Antonio, 1928

Milam Building, San Antonio, 1928

Photograph shows the office building (100 block of W. Travis Street) as seen from the Houston Street Bridge over the San Antonio River. On right are Balustrade and lamp posts at edge of Riverside Walk, linking Houston and Travis Streets.

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#112 Boats in cove at Medina Lake, 1927

Boats in cove at Medina Lake, 1927

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#113 Bulverde Road, Bexar County, 1924

Bulverde Road, Bexar County, 1924

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#114 Western Union Building, San Antonio, 1928

Western Union Building, San Antonio, 1928

Photograph shows the exterior of Western Union Telegraph Company Building at 142 W. Commerce Street (northwest corner of Commerce and Presa Streets.)

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#115 Nellie Ankenman Masterson seated in car with four of her children beside it, 1928

Nellie Ankenman Masterson seated in car with four of her children beside it, 1928

Photograph shows Nellie Ankenman Masterson, resident of San Antonio, Texas, seated in car parked under trees. On running board are three of her daughters (l.to r.'' Shirley, Gwendolyn, and Juanita. On opposite side of car is her son, Seymour.

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#116 Exterior of church at Mission San Jose after the collapse of the bell tower, San Antonio, 1928

Exterior of church at Mission San Jose after the collapse of the bell tower, San Antonio, 1928

Photograph shows the south elevation of the church, with Rose Window on right and the remains of the bell tower (center) that collapsed on the night of March 8, 1928.

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#117 Remains of bell tower at Mission San Jose shortly after collapse, San Antonio, 1928

Remains of bell tower at Mission San Jose shortly after collapse, San Antonio, 1928

Photograph shows south elevation of the church showing rubble from the bell tower that collapsed on the night of March 8, 1928.

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#118 Better Home Ice Cream Company, 715 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, 1928

Better Home Ice Cream Company, 715 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, 1928

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#119 Exterior of the Milam Building, 105-125 W. Travis Street, San Antonio, 1920s

Exterior of the Milam Building, 105-125 W. Travis Street, San Antonio, 1920s

Photograph shows the Milam Building, the first air-conditioned office building in the United States. View looking north.

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#120 Old Gray Mare Band in American Legion Parade, San Antonio, 1928

Old Gray Mare Band in American Legion Parade, San Antonio, 1928

Photograph shows the band, from Brownwood, Texas, going around corner from Broadway to Houston Street. Ruby Latham Ables on horse.

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#121 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, 1928

Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, 1928

Photograph shows overview of Alamo Plaza. View looking north from the Conroy Building. The Alamo is on the right; in the background is the U. S. Post Office and the Medical Arts Building. Bandstand in center of plaza garden.