Staacke Brothers Building – San Antonio, Texas

This Historical Marker is located at 309 E. Commerce Street in Downtown San Antonio.  This site originally belonged to the First Presbyterian Church but was purchased by August F. Staacke (1825–1909) in 1869.  In 1894, James Gordan designed a Renaissance Revival three-story red sandstone and pink granite building that included a basement.   The carriage … Continue reading Staacke Brothers Building – San Antonio, Texas

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Travis Park Confederate Statue – San Antonio, Texas

The following brief report is by Miss Lillian Byrn, Historian of Barnard E. Bee Chapter, San Antonio:   The Daughters of the Confederacy enjoy the distinction of unveiling the first monument ever erected in San Antonio. This tribute to Confederate soldiers is placed in the center of the handsomest of the many parks for which … Continue reading Travis Park Confederate Statue – San Antonio, Texas

Today The People of Texas are Historical Markers – Houston and Surrounding Cities, Texas

Many heroes from around our great state have come to help the people that are still in desperate need of being rescued in Houston and surrounding cities. I am presently north of Conroe where people were being evacuated just yesterday. I am safe. My family and friends are safe. Many people are in shelters and … Continue reading Today The People of Texas are Historical Markers – Houston and Surrounding Cities, Texas

Old San Antonio National Bank Building – San Antonio, Texas

This historical marker is located at 239 East Commerce St. in Downtown San Antonio. It is now a law office. The building was constructed to house the San Antonio National Bank that George W. Brackenridge and others organized in 1866. It was designed by Cyrus L.W. Eidlitz, a New York architect. Historical Marker Reads: Old … Continue reading Old San Antonio National Bank Building – San Antonio, Texas