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