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Old 08-01-2007, 09:52 AM
 
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Found this really neat picture of San Antonio in 1980 and then again in 2005.

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Old 08-01-2007, 10:39 AM
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Great comparison pictures and what a difference 25 years can make!! I remember 1604 being mostly like that its full length in 1980 and earlier. Stop signs at many of the major intersections including where 281 crossed just further east of this shot. I also know that you really didn't see much "civilization" between the UTSA campus and the location of this picture except for a few sporadic subdivisions/neighborhoods "out in the boonies" including Shavano Park and Hollywood Park (just to the east).
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:15 AM
 
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There wasn't much out past 1604 even as late as the early 90's! You don't even have to go back to the early 80's for that. We were in SA last summer (hadn't been in a few years) and when we were traveling down 1604 to get to I-10 I think my jaw was open the whole time in shock of how much it's grown. It's amazing.
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:36 PM
 
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Those pictures make me want to cry!
I really loved San Antonio the way it was. Don't get me wrong, I like the growth, but I really appreciated the small town feel that is slowly going away.
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:21 PM
 
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Ahh I hate small town!
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:11 PM
 
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It's certainly impressive how much this place has grown.
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Great comparison shots. On our last house hunting visit to San Antonio, I was trying to describe to my husband how it used to be compared to how it is now - for example, an area near where we used to live that was just a big stretch of caliche and is now a huge housing development with lots of shops nearby. I know the growth is good for the city, but I can still think back on those days fondly...
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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It makes me wonder about all the troulble houses are having with flooding. The new houses are thrown up fast and the areas they build in are usually flat plains that soak up the water and now there is flooding after streets and curbs are put in.
No wonder I like the old areas and old houses. I know the history of the area and do not worry about flooding.
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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I don't think flooding is associated to new areas while old areas are not.
I see lots of older neighborhoods that flood... mostly the ones close to downtown like mcculloch... its a matter of constructing efficient drainage system whether flat plain, slopping down, or top of hill... but you are prone to flooding if you are in the low lying area...
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