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Old 03-11-2007, 11:08 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thank you 210 for posting the historical picture. I wonder where those can be found. It would be interesting to see some photos of Monte Vista and Alamo Heights when their structures were new, as well as the Brady Bunch 1970s "suburbs" when they were new and cutting edge.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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at your request hello, MacArthur High School in 1962-63


May 5, 1999

And today
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Oh, my goodness! Thank you smuboy86.
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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One big positive around MacArthur HS is now there are MANY more trees around that area!
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:40 PM
 
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One big positive around MacArthur HS is now there are MANY more trees around that area!
Wonderful high school~! My daughter graduated from there in 2000 during 1/2 of the construction. It was amazing how they were able to complete this without huge disruptions in class scheduling.

SM....ironic you mentioned trees.....if you look in pic #2, there is a very large tree in the front of the building. It had to go to make way of progress. It was sort of icon of Mac and everyone was up in arms about it being taken down. But....after seeing the great planning and progress they made to accomodate the needs of this school, it was a good sacrifice.

BTW - That neighborhood adjacent and behind Mac is a lovely older neighborhood with roomy houses that are still affordable. Mac was built in the 50's so those neighborhoods were developed in the late 50's and 60's.
I forget what the name of that neighborhood is...Regent ParK? SMUboy? do you know?
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Cat, it's Called Regency Place. You can see a corner of the community pool and clubhouse in picture #2 and all of it in #3. Yeah the whole Mac community mourned the loss of the sycamore. It's claim to fame was being the oldest known sycamore in San Antonio. They saved a piece of it as a plaque and it hangs in a place in the Library where is once stood.
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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The MacArthur dedication plaque, then known as Northeast High School
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Red, start poking around at that trail never know what you might find. I have a place outside of Boerne in Sisterdale that has an old stagecoach stop on it and it used to be part of the Pinta trail. Lots of indian fights around these areas.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:56 PM
 
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The MacArthur dedication plaque, then known as Northeast High School
Now I remember, Mr. Beck was part of Mac's beginning. It was very nostalgic to have his son's company (also a Mac grad) Beck Construction get the nod for the reconstruction.
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:52 AM
 
Location: san antonio
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Default Mac area in S.A.

Hello there, I recently purchased a home near Mac Aurther high school. I am told a man named Ivan Kemper bulit it in 1960-61. Van Buren st. runs into Woodbury Dr. Mr. Doyle (neighbor) told me that it used to be called Poppe Rd. The Van Burens live on Van Buren st. (used to be the Poppe place). Poppe Rd. used to run all the way to Blossom Rd. through my lot. Can any one tell me more of the history of this area? When was the High School built? What was around it? I am wondering if it was an onion farm since every spring a white flowered onoin looking plant pops up in many yards. Also whats with all of the pecan trees? I have 7 of them and when they produce, they are yummy!
Thanks, J.E.
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