Title: This Used to Be San Antonio
Author: Gil Dominguez
Size: 6 x 9
Wandering along the Riverwalk or exploring one of San Antonio’s unique historic neighborhoods, any curious traveler will inevitably begin to speculate about the past. Was that always a church, a market, or a museum? Find the answers to all your musings in This Used to Be San Antonio.
From the iconic Alamo that played an indispensable role in the state’s and country’s history to a casino that was originally won in a card game, you’ll get a tour of these places paired with stories that will inform and sometimes surprise. Along the way, you’ll meet a colorful cast of characters who walked through those places in a totally different era.
Local author and journalist Gil Dominguez brings an historian’s eye and penchant for detail to this revealing look at his hometown. His fascinating descriptions will bring you a better understanding of San Antonio’s history and culture, from major historical landmarks to prominent churches and military bases, all with a nod to the San Antonians who made these places important. Be transported through three centuries of history and find out what used to be in the Alamo City.
Did you know the oldest VFW Post in Texas meets in a Victorian mansion in San Antonio? Did you know the San Antonio Museum of Art was once a brewery? San Antonio author and journalist Gil Dominguez shares these snippets and more