Take a tour as we discover the forgotten landmarks that have helped shape San Antonio’s history. These relics of the Alamo City’s past include industrial properties, commercial establishments, and educational facilities.
Various factors have resulted in these properties being vacated and left to be reclaimed by the elements. San Antonio is a city that coalesces its past with the present. This historic city was settled officially in 1718.
City leaders organized a celebration of San Antonio’s 300th anniversary in 2018. Each year, millions of tourists visit this city located in South Central Texas to enjoy the Alamo and the serene Riverwalk. This book will take you on a different tour that shows you the other side of a city that is teeming with cultural history.
The abandoned properties displayed in these colorful photos include the famous Hot Wells Hotel, St John’s Seminary, and the Pro Plus grain silos. The shuttered buildings depicted here represent the influence of various cultures in San Antonio’s history.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Joe Rizzo has been exploring abandoned buildings as a hobby for over twenty years. Joe grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and has been living in San Antonio since 1998. About ten years ago, Joe came up with the idea to produce a book about abandoned structures after coming across the book The New American Ghetto written by Camilo Jose Vergara. This book inspired Joe to document the many vacant buildings around San Antonio before they are renovated or demolished in the name of progress.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
SERIES: America Through Time
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)