Friday, August 20, 2010

August 20 in San Antonio history...

1915
The city and county commissioners were expected to reject all bids submitted for construction of Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital. The estimates were considered as much as $55,000 too high.

1923
River Avenue between Grand and Houston streets changed name to Broadway Avenue.

1935
The rock in the old post office, quarried from the hills of Texas prior to 1888, will go into a $1 million Catholic shrine, to be built during the centennial.

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