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Old 10-27-2007, 09:10 AM
tcs
 
Location: Arlington
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Did anyone mention OX for Oxford?

 
Old 10-27-2007, 09:23 AM
 
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WA was walnut. They seemed to be named after nuts for some reason. I also remember TAYLOR 65000 or CAPITAL 69000. Must have been a commercial. Maybe good ol' Arrow Upholstery I think the exchanges were adopted cause it was thought too hard to remember long 7 digit numbers.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 04:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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In the background of this Telephone...Central Office photo...is the "TOWER OF DOOM"....it is the very place I met GWhopper and we first started to pass the day in our cubes by trying to out do each other recalling all the things that are GBNF in SA!

http://www.dmine.com/phworld/co/210/sa_medicalcenter_1.jpg (broken link)


Intersting side note...we were told that building was designed to be a "High Rise Storage Building". That fell through and it became an office building instead.
Actually, before Billing Concepts moved in there, it was used as a storage facility. I think the story was that it was originally built as a medical office building with the intent of putting large equipment like MRI machines or hyperbaric chambers in there, but once built it flunked the building inspection and didn't meet specs for that kind of equipment. It was then used as a storage building until Billing Concepts moved in there and helped renovate the place. I went there once when BC announced that was where they were going to move to, and it was indeed a big storage building. I do know for a fact the floors were uneven there, we did many experiments with balls and coke cans that all used to roll by themselves to the southwest corner of the building.
 
Old 10-28-2007, 07:33 AM
 
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Default Lyndys

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Ok there is a Lowe's where Munchkin Mansion used to be???? Lyndys was at the corner there on Fredericksburg Rd...??
I really need to get back there more often. Grad Lee in '83.
Lyndys is still there. I go there occasionally. Still the same...
 
Old 10-28-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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In honor of GW Whopper and all his efforts......let us take a moment to recall all the locations of Whopper Burger and GW Jrs? I know this isn't all of them

Whopper Burger:
I-10 Wurzbach (HEB parking lot)
Callaghan and Fredricksburg
410 and Bandera
Wonderland Mall
San Pedro( near Maggies, present day Arbys)
St. Mary's strip (Present day Burger Boy)
West Ave near Basse (present day Murfs)


there was a whopper burger off of Goliad RD. about 2 blocks north of hot wells
 
Old 10-28-2007, 01:14 PM
tcs
 
Location: Arlington
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Also a Whopper at Blanco and 410.
 
Old 10-28-2007, 01:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Default Playland Park Is NOT Forgotten

The book on the history of San Antonio's Playland Park is due out at the end of November 2007. Check out the website at: Just For Fun!.

The book has over 250 vintage photographs going back to 1930. It echos the park's motto: "Just For Fun".
 
Old 10-28-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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Default lyndys

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Lyndys is still there. I go there occasionally. Still the same...
Acutally Lyndys is no more! =(
its now called The Highlander
 
Old 10-29-2007, 07:11 AM
 
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Default Billing Concepts Building

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Actually, before Billing Concepts moved in there, it was used as a storage facility. I think the story was that it was originally built as a medical office building with the intent of putting large equipment like MRI machines or hyperbaric chambers in there, but once built it flunked the building inspection and didn't meet specs for that kind of equipment. It was then used as a storage building until Billing Concepts moved in there and helped renovate the place. I went there once when BC announced that was where they were going to move to, and it was indeed a big storage building. I do know for a fact the floors were uneven there, we did many experiments with balls and coke cans that all used to roll by themselves to the southwest corner of the building.
I now remember the uneven floors, doors that would not close....it was like working in a fun house!

Remember Grill on the hill that patio type bar near Lyndies....that had been many things over the year...anyone remember all the name changes?
 
Old 10-29-2007, 07:13 AM
 
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Anyone remember Iries?
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