Photo, Print, Drawing San Antonio City Hall, Military Plaza, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
About this Item
- San Antonio City Hall, Military Plaza, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Kramer, Otto
- Maverick, Maury
Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- - city & town halls
- - Texas -- Bexar County -- San Antonio
- - Significance: San Antonio City Hall is situated in the center of Military Plaza (Plaza de Armas) established in 1722 by the Spanish settlers of Texas who earlier had established a garrison on San Pedro Creek which runs along the western border of the plaza. The plaza has had a long history as the seat of government. Moses Austin came here in 1820 seeking permission from the Spanish governor to settle Anglo-American colonists in Texas. Construction of the present City Hall in the center of the plaza in 1888-91 put an end to the open air market, the "Chili Queens" and the rowdy activities of the cowboys, cattlemen and gamblers who frequented the plaza outside the early Old Spanish Governor's Palace and "Bat Cave" jailhouse. The Italianate Renaissance Revival style building, designed by a prominent architect known for his work in New York, Chicago, and St. Louis changed the character of Military Plaza from an open market area to the center of municipal government.
- - Survey number: HABS TX-222
- - Building/structure dates: 1889 Initial Construction
- - Building/structure dates: 1927 Subsequent Work
- Photo(s): 6
- Data Page(s): 4
- Photo Caption Page(s): 1
Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS TEX,15-SANT,29-
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Otto Kramer, and Maury Maverick. San Antonio City Hall, Military Plaza, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX. Texas Bexar County San Antonio, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/tx0521/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Kramer, O. & Maverick, M. (1933) San Antonio City Hall, Military Plaza, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX. Texas Bexar County San Antonio, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/tx0521/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Otto Kramer, and Maury Maverick. San Antonio City Hall, Military Plaza, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/tx0521/>.