Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May 11 in San Antonio history...

1908
Cow Street renamed to Carey Avenue. It will be renamed again in 1928 - to Hildebrand Avenue.

1927
Contract for a large radio station for San Antonio, called KTSA, to be built on the roof of the Plaza Hotel at a cost of of $40,000 has been signed and construction is already underway.

1966
"Tower of the Americas", the name suggested by Rosa Gonzalez of Corpus Christi, is chosen as the official name of the 622-foot tall HemisFair tower. Ms. Gonzalez won a three-day expenses-paid stay at the Menger Hotel for herself and her immediate family, a $100 savings bond and a season pass to HemisFair. The names chosen as runners-up were: Hemispire, Hemistower, Astroshaft, Astrospire, Astrotower, Stratospire, Spire of the Americas and Tower of Peace.

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