[View of Alamo Plaza]

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Photograph of Alamo Plaza, looking northwest. Starting in the center, from left to right, are: the Reuter Building, Grand Opera House, Wickes Building, Crockett Block and Maverick Bank Building. A landscaped park stands in the center of the plaza across from these buildings. Several horse-drawn carriages wait beside the curb. The plaza's mesquite block paving is visible in the foreground.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Creation Information

Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951 Creation Date: Unknown.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: The Ernst Wilhelm Raba Photograph Collection and was provided by the San Antonio Conservation Society to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 956 times, with 6 in the last month. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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San Antonio Conservation Society

The Society documents the history of San Antonio and South Central Texas with an emphasis on the built environment. This history includes photographs of San Antonio street scenes and a few portraits, taken by professional photographer Ernst Raba between c. 1853 and c. 1939.

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Description

Photograph of Alamo Plaza, looking northwest. Starting in the center, from left to right, are: the Reuter Building, Grand Opera House, Wickes Building, Crockett Block and Maverick Bank Building. A landscaped park stands in the center of the plaza across from these buildings. Several horse-drawn carriages wait beside the curb. The plaza's mesquite block paving is visible in the foreground.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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Opera house architect is J.B. McElfatrick & Son of St. Louis. It was demolished in the 1940s. Wahrenberger designed the Reuter building in 1891.

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The Ernst Wilhelm Raba Photograph Collection

Photos by early San Antonio artist Ernst Raba. The bulk of the materials documents the changing landscape of the city in the late 1800s - early 1900s. Funded by San Antonio Conservation Society's Capital Club.

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  • Aug. 6, 2014, 8:27 p.m.

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  • Aug. 5, 2015, 3 p.m.

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  • 29.425237, -98.48683

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Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951. [View of Alamo Plaza], photograph, Date Unknown; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth460040/: accessed May 22, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting San Antonio Conservation Society.

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