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Old 09-14-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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Does anyone have a photo of the water fountain located inside the old Central Park Mall that I could get a copy? I remember you could take a seat on it's round base and it being surrounded by statues of some sort.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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Does anyone have a photo of the water fountain located inside the old Central Park Mall that I could get a copy? I remember you could take a seat on it's round base and it being surrounded by statues of some sort.
I don't have a picture but I do remember it well. The statues were horses that you could sit on. Everyone threw change in the fountain as well.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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I don't think the horses you could sit on were in the fountain. They had two small-ish horses by the escalator in front of Julian Gold & Florsheim's.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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What year were the fountains removed? was it late 80's?
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: NW near Sea World...and in a house
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wow i saw that someone mentioned Centeno...i grew up right off of San Jacinto and Ruiz street I remember going into Centenos and always seeing the meat section with the giant pig head and how awful it looked... at 4 years old i hated that place...its amazing the place where it once stood is now a bank.
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:51 AM
 
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Does anyone have a photo of the water fountain located inside the old Central Park Mall that I could get a copy? I remember you could take a seat on it's round base and it being surrounded by statues of some sort.
I posted it way back toward the of the original GBNF in SA Thread...I believe it was called the Four Season Foutain.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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wow i saw that someone mentioned Centeno...i grew up right off of San Jacinto and Ruiz street I remember going into Centenos and always seeing the meat section with the giant pig head and how awful it looked... at 4 years old i hated that place...its amazing the place where it once stood is now a bank.
I remember that Centeno's, and that bank is huge.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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I was reading about Thomas Edison and it said that he began powering major cities with DC (Direct Current). Westinghouse used AC (Alternating Current) for rural areas because of the advantages of that system. Was San Antonio wired for DC power in the late 1800's like most major cities or AC like rural areas? Does anybody know?
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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I was reading about Thomas Edison and it said that he began powering major cities with DC (Direct Current). Westinghouse used AC (Alternating Current) for rural areas because of the advantages of that system. Was San Antonio wired for DC power in the late 1800's like most major cities or AC like rural areas? Does anybody know?
Interesting question. I bet the staff architect at the Conservation Society could help you. Or maybe Frank in the Texana Department of the downtown library branch.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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I don't think the horses you could sit on were in the fountain. They had two small-ish horses by the escalator in front of Julian Gold & Florsheim's.
Yes, the horses were on the outside on the side of the fountain. I can't remember where those stores were though. I do remember there was one on the side closest to Jim's.
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