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Old 12-09-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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There was another mountain top on the way to Medina Lake on Hiway 16, just beyond Helotes, before you get to Pipe Creek. There was a house on top with a possible restaurant or club back in the 30's and 40's. We had friends of my parents that lived on Bandera Rd, just north of Helotes and I remember driving by that hill many times. Unfortunately, I have no photos.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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gy2020, I wonder if it is the structure that is just off Highway 16 about a on Helotes Springs Road. You will see it to the southwest of that intersection at the top of the hill. It looks like there is a dirt road that circles the bottom of it, and you can the vegetation as grows along the contour lines. It appears to have a huge half-circle fenced courtyard behind it, and I've always wanted to explore it (you can see it from Hwy 16) but I believe it is private property and obviously I will not trespass; but it does look like it could have been a great party place at one time.

Here is the location on Google maps, you can see it better on Bing maps aerial photos but I can't figure out how to save a link from that site.

It would be cool if it turned out to be the place you were talking about!

Cheers! M2
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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gy2020, I wonder if it is the structure that is just off Highway 16 about a on Helotes Springs Road. You will see it to the southwest of that intersection at the top of the hill. It looks like there is a dirt road that circles the bottom of it, and you can the vegetation as grows along the contour lines. It appears to have a huge half-circle fenced courtyard behind it, and I've always wanted to explore it (you can see it from Hwy 16) but I believe it is private property and obviously I will not trespass; but it does look like it could have been a great party place at one time.

Here is the location on Google maps, you can see it better on Bing maps aerial photos but I can't figure out how to save a link from that site.

It would be cool if it turned out to be the place you were talking about!

Cheers! M2
M2: I am sure that is the same place. I've passed it many times and I heard my dad talking about it. He would be 100 in about two weeks.
12-22-09
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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I guess you would say there were 4 mountain tops in SA area. Toepperwein Road, Fred Rd at Babcock, I-H 10 north of 1604 and Hwy 16, north of Helotes.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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M2: I am sure that is the same place. I've passed it many times and I heard my dad talking about it. He would be 100 in about two weeks.
12-22-09
Wow, that is so cool to know a little history about this place! It always reminds me of the castle ruins we used to see in Europe, and I knew there has to be a good story behind it!

Cheers! M2
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: 78245
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Last edited by SA Greed; 12-09-2009 at 06:42 PM.. Reason: wrong thread
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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M2: Watcha ya wanna bet that all four hill tops were originally used by the Commanche Indians and had smoke running on all four for communications purposes!! They were spying on the Spanish settlements in town. And they probably used Inspiration Hills and Highland Hills as well.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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There is an old stone tower at Highway 90 and 1604 up on a hill on the way to Castroville. The way they are building out there I bet it won't be there much longer.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Indians had us surrounded!
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