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Old 04-16-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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Institute of Texan Cultures, the bldg looks like it could use some remodeling:

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g.../3-9-08602.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g.../3-9-08603.jpg
This is not the Institute of Texan Cultures building. This is the former Women's Pavilion left over from the fair. UTSA does use the building for storage according to the city's inventory of structures on the HemisFair site.

The inventory also has interesting information about the architecture of this building as well as it's architect Cyrus Wagner.

http://www.sanantonio.gov/planning/p..._inventory.pdf
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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I used to have a collection of photographs at the Institute of Texan Cultures and this was the bldg I went in if my memory serves me right. It was also shared by public television headquarters.
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Old 04-18-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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I used to have a collection of photographs at the Institute of Texan Cultures and this was the bldg I went in if my memory serves me right. It was also shared by public television headquarters.
You may have gone into that building as it is storage for UTSA/The Institute, however the Institue proper is a much larger structure. Architecturally it is a rectaliniar pre-cast concrete building with minimal openings and angled facades that overhang the main floor of the building at a sharp angle, which is surrounded by earthen berms and a granite water feature along the main entry facade. This strucutre was the old State of Texas Pavilion during HemisFair. There is a rendering of the Institute on its home page.

UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures Home Page

As for KLRN/KLRU, they did have studios in the main Institute building until 1994, when they relocated into their own building on Broadway (KLRN :: San Antonio: About Us > History). Perhaps they used this building for storage as well.

As far as I know the old Women's Pavilion (shown in your photos), a cast concrete, glass and brick structure, has never housed exhibits for the institute.
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Icrbrg: You're absolutely right! Now that I saw the pic on the website I remember it now. It was many years since I had been there and mine plays tricks on you sometimes. I stand corrected.
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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We had a party in Gruene, TX and I'm about to upload them at this time. I arrived about 5 pm. Tonight we had 7 guest. Romy and her mother Rose Marie from Spain, Southeast Texas and his wife (Gene & Crystal) and KYFILLY and her husband (Rebecca & Marty), and myself, Gary (gy2020). Despite the smaller than anticipated group, we all had a good time. We stayed and enjoyed a good meal at the Grissmill until about 8 pm and then we went over to the Gruene Hall. There was a large crowd inside, but outside much more enjoyable. We had picnic tables and Gene showed Romy how to play horseshoes.
Enough talk, Here are the pics:

I arrived early and took some pics of the Grissmill:

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics001.jpg

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http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics010.jpg

From left to right, Crystal, Gene (southeasttexas), Rebecca (kyfilly)

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics011.jpg
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Our special guest, Romy from Spain.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics013.jpg

Rebecca and Marty (kyfilly and her husband)

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics012.jpg

l to r, Rose Marie (Romy's mom), Crystal, Gene, Rebecca, Marty, Romy

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics014.jpg

Our sweet waitress took this pic, Gene (southeasttexas), Crystal, Romy, Rose Marie, Rebecca (kyfilly), Marty, and Gary (gy2020) [Beards got to go]

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics015.jpg

At the Gruene Hall (kids having fun)

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics016.jpg

Gene (Crystal, hiding behind him), Marty (standing) and Rebecca

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics018.jpg

Gene instructing Romy in the art of throwing horseshoes

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics019.jpg

Romy and Gene

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics020.jpg

Romy getting the hang of it.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics021.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics022.jpg

Romy and Gene

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics023.jpg

Romy

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics026.jpg

Rebecca

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics027.jpg

Romy and her mother, Rose Marie

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics028.jpg

Gary and Rose Marie

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics029.jpg

The band and the crowd, Gruene Hall

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics031.jpg
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:58 PM
 
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Default Downtown

The New Main Plaza.... This was the Middle of Main Street previously. Looking north in front of Fernando Cathedreal



Courthouse from accross the River


St. Mary's Church, On St. Mary's downtown


Houston Street near the Majestic


All my San Antonio Pictures are on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/gp/97708873@N00/a31Avz - broken link)
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Marbella, South of Spain
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Our special guest, Romy from Spain.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics013.jpg

Rebecca and Marty (kyfilly and her husband)

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics012.jpg

l to r, Rose Marie (Romy's mom), Crystal, Gene, Rebecca, Marty, Romy

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics014.jpg

Our sweet waitress took this pic, Gene (southeasttexas), Crystal, Romy, Rose Marie, Rebecca (kyfilly), Marty, and Gary (gy2020) [Beards got to go]

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics015.jpg

At the Gruene Hall (kids having fun)

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics016.jpg

Gene (Crystal, hiding behind him), Marty (standing) and Rebecca

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics018.jpg

Gene instructing Romy in the art of throwing horseshoes

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics019.jpg

Romy and Gene

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics020.jpg

Romy getting the hang of it.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics021.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics022.jpg

Romy and Gene

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics023.jpg

Romy

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics026.jpg

Rebecca

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics027.jpg

Romy and her mother, Rose Marie

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics028.jpg

Gary and Rose Marie

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics029.jpg

The band and the crowd, Gruene Hall

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...rtyPics031.jpg

I really want to thank Gary, Rebecca & Marty and Gene & Crystal for having come to this party!!!! thank you for your hospitality!!!! my mother and I did have a great time!!!!
I invite all the people of this forum to organize party as much as you can! it is a nice and unforgettable experience!!!! I'd love to go back to San Antonio soon!!!!

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Thank you all,

Romy
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:46 AM
 
Location: san antonio,tx
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well i like to say as a new comer to this city-data i find it pretty cool to check out old and new pics of my town ..
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:03 AM
 
Location: san antonio,tx
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well once again your picturs of san antonio blewme away ..itsnice to see photos of how the town looked then and now ..thank you for sharing
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