Downtown San Antonio

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With its diverse cultural background and down-home atmosphere, San Antonio resounds with a vivacious spirit and rich history. Founded in 1691 by Spanish explorers and missionaries, the city later served a vital role in the Texas War for Independence when, in 1836, many brave, passionate men gave their lives at the Alamo. Downtown San Antonio is home to this sacred site and to the nearby River Walk as well as to other historic structures, plazas, parks, modern-day hotels, flourishing businesses, and a thriving nightlife. The rare photographs found between the covers of this book provide extraordinary glimpses back through time to the true building blocks of today's beautiful, historic downtown San Antonio.
ISBN: 9780738584911
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 199
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Former US Air Force Nurse Corps officer Joan Marston Korte settled in San Antonio in 1974 and has lived downtown since 1993. She has served on many city and community boards and is currently the president of the Downtown Residents Association. This book has become a labor of love for her. David L. Peché is a San Antonio native and a graduate of the city's oldest boys' school, Central Catholic. His passion for collecting history and ephemera, particularly items related to the downtown area, has fueled his desire to share San Antonio's history with others.
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