Downtown San Antonio Architecture

Downtown San Antonio Architecture

Last week I was in San Antonio helping out a friend. I had never been to Texas and was excited to go someone in the States I had never gone before. I honestly hadn’t done much research, as this was primarily not a pleasure trip. You definitely need to visit San Antonio if not for the architecture alone. Keep reading to see why.

The Alamo National Bank Building is a very interesting building. It sits on a corner and also has a rounded corner. It definitely caught my eye. Currently the Drury Plaza Hotel occupies the space.

The Menger Hotel is a wonderful example of good ole’ southern hospitality. It is the longest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi River. Its guest list includes several U.S. Presidents. It’s also steps from The Alamo and the San Antonio River Walk.

The Majestic Theatre , seen below, was built in 1929 and designed by architect John Eberson. Find more about the history of the theatre on its website’s history page. It is still in operation and currently showing various concerts and performing arts shows. The theatre is also available to rent for events such as weddings and other private events.

Last but not least, is the Tower Life Building. The Tower Life Building opened in 1927 and features gothic styling and gargoyles. In a way, it reminded me of the Empire State Building in New York.

There are so many historical buildings in Texas that you would not run out of sightseeing opportunities if that’s your only goal. San Antonio has so much more to offer, especially in the way of food. Stay tuned for a San Antonio Food Tour post coming soon.

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