The oldest things in San Antonio

San Antonio was established in 1718, and 13 years later, it became the first chartered civil settlement in present-day Texas. A lot…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Oldest Downtown Structure: Spanish Governor's Palace
105 Plaza de Armas
This downtown structure built in 1749 is the last standing element from the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar, and the only remaining example in the Lone Star State of an aristocratic 18th-century dwelling. 
Photo via Instagram / edmayberry
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A home for sale near San Antonio's San Pedro Park remains largely as it was when it was built in 1900

A two-story home with dual wraparound porches has hit the market near San Pedro Springs Park. Although in fine upkeep, a succession…

By San Antonio Current Staff

A home for sale near San Antonio's San Pedro Park remains largely as it was when it was built in 1900
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20 things in San Antonio that are gone but we’d really like back

San Antonio's recent growth has brought along some great things, but it's also changed the character of our city. We've lost local…

By San Antonio Current Staff

El Mirador
This storied Southtown fixture closed permanently in 2018 after more than 50 years serving a blend of Tex-Mex staples and upscale takes on Mexican cuisine. Blue Star artists, city hall politicians and longtime regulars made up its diverse and loyal clientele. The restaurant's closure certainly seemed to mark the end of an era for its south-of-downtown neighborhood.
Photo by Kody Melton
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These vintage photos show San Antonio's Christmas spirit

San Antonio loves the holiday season — and from what we can see in these historic photos, it has for a long…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Joske's didn't play around with its holiday decorations. Just take this giant Santa Claus display as proof.
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25 dreamy vintage photos of winter in San Antonio

With the help of Vintage San Antonio and the UTSA Special Collections, you can reminisce on the white Christmases and snowy winters of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

January 1949 Snow covering Alamo Plaza,
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