December 03, 2021

These before-and-after photos show how much San Antonio has changed in the last 15 years

San Antonio's urban scenery is changing so fast it's liable to give you whiplash.

Some of those changes have been for the better. Others, eh, not so much.

The Alamo City's food scene just gets better and better, for example. There are also more downtown living options, and we've gained great nightlife options in the form of world-class music venues and bars. At the same time, we've lost cherished local landmarks, and housing costs are quickly outstripping many longtime residents' wages.

Here's a before-and-after look San Antonio's growth over the past 15 or years. Some of these spots are literally unrecognizable from how they looked back in 2007. 

All photos via Google Maps.
Scroll down to view images

Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

At a time when local-based reporting is critical, support from our readers is essential to our future. Join the San Antonio Current Press Club for as little as $5 a month

Then – 2007
White Rabbit
2410 N. St. Mary's St.
Then – 2007
White Rabbit
2410 N. St. Mary's St.
Now – 2021
Paper Tiger
2410 N. St. Mary's St.
Now – 2021
Paper Tiger
2410 N. St. Mary's St.
Then — 2007
Retail Storefront
2720 McCullough Ave.
Then — 2007
Retail Storefront
2720 McCullough Ave.
Now – 2021
Barbaro
2720 McCullough Ave.
Now – 2021
Barbaro
2720 McCullough Ave.
Then — 2007
Municipal Auditorium
100 Auditorium Circle
Then — 2007
Municipal Auditorium
100 Auditorium Circle
Now – 2021
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Circle
Now – 2021
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Circle
Then – 2008
Witte Museum
3801 Broadway
Then – 2008
Witte Museum
3801 Broadway
Now – 2021
Witte Museum
3801 Broadway
Now – 2021
Witte Museum
3801 Broadway
Then — 2011
E&E's Mexican Restaurant
2731 S. WW White Road
Then — 2011
E&E's Mexican Restaurant
2731 S. WW White Road
Now – 2021
2M Smokehouse
2731 S. WW White Road
Now – 2021
2M Smokehouse
2731 S. WW White Road