100 Years of Building San Antonio - Paperback Edition
San Antonio looked quite different one hundred years ago. There were no tall buildings, freeway overpasses, or corporate headquarter campuses. San Antonio International Airport, South Texas Medical Center, and The University of Texas at San Antonio did not exist. Nor was the city home to the largest concentration of military bases in the United States. Despite the lack of public works infrastructure a century ago, San Antonio was at that time the largest city in Texas. Economic optimism and transformation, unfolding following World War I and prior to the onset of the Great Depression, were reflected in new buildings and the people who erected them. 100 Years of Building San Antonio is a story about how San Antonio became the nation’s seventh-largest city and a leader in architectural innovation and building technology. It is also about how we invested in ourselves and the physical environment that defines us. Authors Doug and Michele McMurry provide an insightful and entertaining narrative, drawing from archived material and long-forgotten historic documents, as well as personal recollections of the men and women whose families pioneered the growth Texas’ most unique city.