November 06, 2019

Vintage Alamo City Views Abound in the New Book ‘San Antonio’s Historic Hotels’

Released in October by Arcadia Publishing, local history enthusiast Davd L. Peché’s new book San Antonio’s Historic Hotels turns back the clock to build a vintage portrait of life and lodging in the Alamo City. A visual companion to the review we published this week, this slideshow combines several of the book’s most intriguing images — from an illustration of Teddy Roosevelt recruiting his Rough Riders in the Menger Hotel bar circa 1898 to the Fairmount’s Guinness World Record-setting relocation in 1985.
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Vintage Alamo City Views Abound in the New Book ‘San Antonio’s Historic Hotels’
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Vintage Alamo City Views Abound in the New Book ‘San Antonio’s Historic Hotels’
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Vintage Alamo City Views Abound in the New Book ‘San Antonio’s Historic Hotels’
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Vintage Alamo City Views Abound in the New Book ‘San Antonio’s Historic Hotels’
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Vintage Alamo City Views Abound in the New Book ‘San Antonio’s Historic Hotels’
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Vintage Alamo City Views Abound in the New Book ‘San Antonio’s Historic Hotels’
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Vintage Alamo City Views Abound in the New Book ‘San Antonio’s Historic Hotels’
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Vintage Alamo City Views Abound in the New Book ‘San Antonio’s Historic Hotels’
Courtesy of Arcadia Publishing
Vintage Alamo City Views Abound in the New Book ‘San Antonio’s Historic Hotels’
Courtesy of Arcadia Publishing
Vintage Alamo City Views Abound in the New Book ‘San Antonio’s Historic Hotels’
Courtesy of Arcadia Publishing