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Old Posted May 15, 2015, 1:15 AM
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Arrow SAN ANTONIO | Photos and Videos Thread

I thought we could have a thread for photos that people want to share of San Antonio.

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downtown san antonio on a huge hill in La Cantera, west of camp bullis road, off IH 10 west.

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A photo I took prior to moving to Arizona back in 2012. Don't know whatever happened to the unedited version.
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Nice, Kevin! Thanks for starting this thread.
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For those who don't know, there's a fantastic Facebook page called Vintage San Antonio that posts nothing but cool old photos of SA:

https://www.facebook.com/VintageSanAntonio?fref=ts
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Thank you Kevin!!!

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For those who don't know, there's a fantastic Facebook page called Vintage San Antonio that posts nothing but cool old photos of SA:

https://www.facebook.com/VintageSanAntonio?fref=ts
Love old photos of SA, and the photos posted here are very cool. This contribution is truly appreciated.

ETA: Meant KSAL, not necessarily Kevin.
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Wow the old mast on the Tower Life building looks a lot taller than I remember it being. Or is that an optical illusion?
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Wow the old mast on the Tower Life building looks a lot taller than I remember it being. Or is that an optical illusion?
I think it's one of those white and red antennas in front of it.
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I think it's one of those white and red antennas in front of it.
I was thinking the same thing. It caught my eye at first, but I assumed it was one of the tv towers. I didn't realize those towers were that old.

Here's the biggest size of that photo, and you can sort of make out the tv tower.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pgaven...50250/sizes/o/
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This is (was) the National Commerce Building, now the Wyndham Hotel.


https://www.facebook.com/VintageSanA...type=3&theater

The Hilton Palacio del Rio


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1980


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1977


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Marriott Rivercenter under construction in 1987. This also shows the mall under construction. Lots of cranes. I'm pretty sure the Weston Centre would have had its cranes up by then.


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A rare photo of the now demolished (in the 80s) Bluebonnet Hotel.


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Casino Building construction.


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1967 - Note the construction of the Tower of the Americas shaft.


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1966 - I-37 & I-10 interchange.


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Nix Professional Building


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Those are great photos! Thanks, Kevin.
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Amazing Pics

Those are just AMAZING historical pics!!!
THANK YOU KEVIN FOR SHARING!!!!
The beginning of San Antonio.......

Love that in one of those pics you can see the old Hemisfair Arena!!

Thanks again, sir!!!
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^^ I saw George Gervin score 48 points in the Hemisfair Arena once. And a whole bunch a whole bunch of other times. I also saw the San Antonio Blurs score 139 one night, saw the Spurs play the Showtime Lakers in the playoffs several times, every NBA game Larry Bird ever played in San Antonio, Dr. J, Moses Malone, Stockton and Malone, even John Havlicek. I also saw the Globetrotters and the Ice Capades there. I even saw a lucky Spurs fan make the $1,000 half court shot!
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Anybody have access to the top floor of the Broadway Bank at East Elmira and McCullough? Because... the view. Damn.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Do...!4d-98.4869905


Or the skybridge between Metropolitan Methodist Hospital and the Metropolitan Professional Building?
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Do...!4d-98.4869905
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