Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1 in San Antonio history...

1860
Robert E. Lee is counted in the 1860 Federal census, living at Ladreska Phillips's boarding house here.

1897
The deeds conveying the 283-acre Brackenridge homestead north of San Antonio to the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word were delivered to the sisters by Col. Brackenridge yesterday for $100,000.

1929
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Express-News
The Smith-Young Tower [now Tower Life Building] is completed.  (photo right)

1958
Northeast High School is officially renamed Douglas MacArthur High School

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