We are here today because of the Woolworth Building, but also because of the building that stands opposite it, and because of the space between them. There is perhaps no building in the United States to which so much meaning has been attached for so long as the Alamo. Indeed, the Woolworth is at risk of being demolished because of emotional and symbolic weight the Alamo has long been made to bear.
Written by Kathryn O'Rourke on Jun 18 2020 - 6:49pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 17 2018 - 5:46pm
The battle lines are drawn over Alamo Plaza. Leading the charge to defend the iconic public space is the San Antonio Conservation Society, which has collected 7,500 signatures on its Petition to Save Alamo Plaza.
Written by Jeanne Albrecht on Oct 1 2018 - 1:30pm
Written by Jeanne Albrecht on Sep 28 2018 - 12:06pm
Victorian Secrets Lecture and Demonstration - Cultural anthropologist Michaele Thurgood Haynes unveils a fascinating peek into the boudoir of the Victorian Era with an array of the intimate undergarments—including the bustle, chemises and corsets—necessary then to “exaggerate the shape of a proper Victorian lady.” A live model will demonstrate the intricate procedures required to complete robing. Haynes is author of Dressing up Debutantes: Pageantry and Glitz in Texas.
Written by AJPesquera on Sep 20 2018 - 11:33am
By Adolfo Pesquera As the justices of the Texas Supreme Court probed attorneys’ arguments over the fate of land next to San Antonio’s landmark Hays Street Bridge, cities across the state watched closely to see if the case would affect large swaths of public policy.
Written by Jeanne Albrecht on Aug 23 2018 - 9:27pm
Margie Arnold has been re-elected by the San Antonio Conservation Society as its Fourth Vice President, with the primary responsibility of chairing the 71st presentation of the Conservation Society’s “A Night In Old San Antonio®” (NIOSA®), to be held Tuesday through Friday evenings, April 23 to 26, 2019 during the city’s Fiesta San Antonio celebration.
Written by MichaelWhite on Aug 27 2014 - 6:02pm
More than 120 people came to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Aug. 26 to listen and add their suggestions - some quite passionately - about how the city should redevelop the Alamo Plaza area.