October 20, 2016

30 Breathtaking Vintage Photos of San Antonio's Architecture

With the help of Vintage San Antonio and the UTSA Special Collections, you can see how San Antonio's infrastructure has developed over the many years and observe changes in the city's architecture, with photos dating as far back as the late 1890s.
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The Menger Hotel opened on Alamo Plaza in 1859, only 23 years after the Seige of the Alamo.
The Menger Hotel opened on Alamo Plaza in 1859, only 23 years after the Seige of the Alamo.
Late 1890s, the Pearl Stables at the Pearl Brewery.
Late 1890s, the Pearl Stables at the Pearl Brewery.
1882, The Gallagher Building, at the corner of Alamo Plaza and Blum Street. This building served as the city's fourth post office. 
San Antonio Conservation Society, Raba Collection
1882, The Gallagher Building, at the corner of Alamo Plaza and Blum Street. This building served as the city's fourth post office.
San Antonio Conservation Society, Raba Collection
1895, Maverick Bank Building at the corner of Houston and Alamo streets.
1895, Maverick Bank Building at the corner of Houston and Alamo streets.
Circa 1905, The Dittmar Building on 312-314 E. Houston St.
Circa 1905, The Dittmar Building on 312-314 E. Houston St.
The Joske Bros. Store at Alamo and Commerce Streets before its 1909 expansion.
The Joske Bros. Store at Alamo and Commerce Streets before its 1909 expansion.
The Fairmount Hotel on East Commerce St., which was built in 1906, before it was moved to South Alamo in 1985. Check out a video of the move  here.
The Fairmount Hotel on East Commerce St., which was built in 1906, before it was moved to South Alamo in 1985. Check out a video of the move here.
Circa 1913, The exterior of the Dullnig Building on the corner of East Commerce and North Alamo St.
Circa 1913, The exterior of the Dullnig Building on the corner of East Commerce and North Alamo St.
Circa 1915, The Texas Theatre on Houston Street.
Circa 1915, The Texas Theatre on Houston Street.
Circa 1915,  San Antonio City Hall, which was completed in 1891. In 1927, a fourth floor was added and is still being used today.
Circa 1915, San Antonio City Hall, which was completed in 1891. In 1927, a fourth floor was added and is still being used today.