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Old 01-18-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, Tx.
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satx56: It was called a Tabernachel, but it was never completed and eventually it was torn down. No one ever completed it. It was off tol the east of S. Presa. It could have been north of the railroad tracks up by Becker and the Boys Club.
This was definitely in my neighborhood but rings no bells at all and I wish it did because of your earlier description of its start up as "... just red iron or steel girders sticking out of the ground." The location you mentioned puts it into the footprint of the I-10/I-37 interchange that took a big bite out of the S. Hackberry strip that included the old Highland Theater and several other shops, joints and stores south of the Katy trax. That included S. Presa too along with a stretch of Highland Blvd. and its cross streets. We take them for granted now but the coming of SA's much needed expressways destroyed a lot of great old neighborhoods. Bud
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Austin, Tx.
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Not surprised as Probandt and Steves and around to Alamo were very commercialized way back.
Thinking of Probandt reminds me of Newell Salvage that sat there for decades while S. Alamo, S. Flores & Probandt was and probably still is light industrial sites because of the trax cutting thru there. In fact the old SAAP Depot was at Flores & Alamo until 1939. The San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad's main depot should have been zoned historic but it went away long before we recognized such sites as actually historic. According to the TEXAS TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM website the only thing remaining are " Some booths in the Little Rhein Steak House, 231 S. Alamo, have the benches from the depot as seats." So it goes.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Thinking of Probandt reminds me of Newell Salvage that sat there for decades while S. Alamo, S. Flores & Probandt was and probably still is light industrial sites because of the trax cutting thru there. In fact the old SAAP Depot was at Flores & Alamo until 1939. The San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad's main depot should have been zoned historic but it went away long before we recognized such sites as actually historic. According to the TEXAS TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM website the only thing remaining are " Some booths in the Little Rhein Steak House, 231 S. Alamo, have the benches from the depot as seats." So it goes.
Tried to envision what was at the corner in place of the Salvation Army. Seems like I remember them building that bldg but maybe not. Funny how the station entrance faced SW towards the tracks of course. I've seen the three or four photos of the old Station. Read about some of the old booths being used at the Rhein Steakhouse some time back. Alamo Street was apparently named Aransas possibly straight across Pereida St. Aransas St. is now slightly south I believe. The other RR station was just a few blocks up Flores at Durango I think where they built the huge Motel of sorts. I think I did see it as a child. Behind the old Straus Frank building at Flores and Alamo used to be Van Hugenhuyse (sp) bus. (?) Heusinger Hardware was there. Chinese were in south end of that building. Chinese were in Bldg caddy corner across Flores. Think you've mentioned it BudB. There were many businesses fed off the tracks around the area.
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Austin, Tx.
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The other RR station was just a few blocks up Flores at Durango I think where they built the huge Motel of sorts.
The fine old Katy(MKT) depot lasted until 1969 before demolition took it down to be replaced later by a hotel. Meanwhile I read once that the depot's ornate entrance seen in these images was saved then built into the Los Patios restaurant's facade . Los Patios sits on Salado Creek and adjacent to NE Baptist Hospital. I've never been there so can't say for sure if that's true.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Ok please forgive me if I am wrong but wasn't there an army surplus place around there on Alamo? I remember going there with my dad. He bought me a canteen!! Canteens are really cool kinda like BB guns.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:24 PM
 
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There was an Army Navy surplus store right across from the Alamo. I forget the exact name but I remember that there was a full-size plastic horse statue that stood out front. The store was owned by the father of a guy that was married to a cousin of mine back in the late 70's or early 80's if I remember correctly.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Tried to envision what was at the corner in place of the Salvation Army. Seems like I remember them building that bldg but maybe not. Funny how the station entrance faced SW towards the tracks of course. I've seen the three or four photos of the old Station. Read about some of the old booths being used at the Rhein Steakhouse some time back. Alamo Street was apparently named Aransas possibly straight across Pereida St. Aransas St. is now slightly south I believe. The other RR station was just a few blocks up Flores at Durango I think where they built the huge Motel of sorts. I think I did see it as a child. Behind the old Straus Frank building at Flores and Alamo used to be Van Hugenhuyse (sp) bus. (?) Heusinger Hardware was there. Chinese were in south end of that building. Chinese were in Bldg caddy corner across Flores. Think you've mentioned it BudB. There were many businesses fed off the tracks around the area.
Wasn't it Kallison's furniture where the Salvation Army is now?
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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The fine old Katy(MKT) depot lasted until 1969 before demolition took it down to be replaced later by a hotel. Meanwhile I read once that the depot's ornate entrance seen in these images was saved then built into the Los Patios restaurant's facade . Los Patios sits on Salado Creek and adjacent to NE Baptist Hospital. I've never been there so can't say for sure if that's true.
Seems like i heard something about the Los Patio's use of the facade. Think there was a photo of it possibly. Seems like they had a photo of the facade with plants in front of it and not actually used as an entrance. I've been back in there and seen Los Patio's way back. But, I've never eaten there. Wish all those stations had been saved & restored. Oh well.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:50 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Ok please forgive me if I am wrong but wasn't there an army surplus place around there on Alamo? I remember going there with my dad. He bought me a canteen!! Canteens are really cool kinda like BB guns.
Yep! NE corner of Flores and Alamo. I bought some ammo boxes as a kid. Later in early 80's bought a bunch of canvas tarps there. May have gotten canteens and/or mess kits there when young.
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There was an Army Navy surplus store right across from the Alamo. I forget the exact name but I remember that there was a full-size plastic horse statue that stood out front. The store was owned by the father of a guy that was married to a cousin of mine back in the late 70's or early 80's if I remember correctly.
Wasn't that Taffy puller in a window right there ??
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Wasn't it Kallison's furniture where the Salvation Army is now?
There was a furniture store before Salvation Army. Kallison's Ranch Mart and clothing were all over the place. Was it Kallison's Furniture ....I've forgotten.
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