Trinity University Press

San Antonio’s Historic Plazas, Parks, and River Walk

Lewis F. Fisher (author)

Vintage postcard portrait panoramas of San Antonio that illustrate a city's transition into modern times

San Antonio enjoys a unique variety of historic public places, from plazas placed in Spanish times to the River Walk, one of the world's most renowned linear parks. In San Antonio’s Historic Plazas, Parks, and River Walk, Lewis F. Fisher organizes 166 full-size vintage postcard images into panoramas displaying the transition of these spaces into modern times. Streetscapes change. Carriages fade away. Candy vendors ply Military Plaza, then are gone. Drop-ins are welcomed near the Alamo at the Plaza Bar, cooks prepare supper at the weekly snake fry in Brackenridge Park's Reptile Gardens. 

In addition to the book's foreword and introduction, each of the eight chapters begins with a concise summary of the subject that follows. Interpretive captions add to the reference value of this visual tour de force.

San Antonio’s Historic Plazas, Parks, and River Walk cover
  • Price: $16.95 buy »
  • Pages: 102
  • Size: 7 X 10
  • Published: Nov 2002
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781595346957

Subjects

U.S. Southwest, History, Texas