New Book Explores History of Downtown San Antonio

Local authors team up to tell story of town through vintage images
Dec. 18, 2012 - PRLog -- The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Downtown San Antonio from local authors Joan Marston Korte and David L. Peché, with a foreword by Mayor Julian Castro. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

With its diverse cultural background and down-home atmosphere, San Antonio resounds with a vivacious spirit and rich history. Founded in 1691 by Spanish explorers and missionaries, the city later served a vital role in the Texas War for Independence when, in 1836, many brave, passionate men gave their lives at the Alamo.

Downtown San Antonio is home to this sacred site and to the nearby River Walk as well as to other historic structures, plazas, parks, modern-day hotels, flourishing businesses, and a thriving nightlife. The rare photographs found between the covers of this book provide extraordinary glimpses back through time to the true building blocks of today’s beautiful, historic downtown San Antonio.

Highlights of Downtown San Antonio:
•   Missions and churches
•   Plazas and parks
•   Military and government
•   Buildings and commerce
•   Festivals and entertainment
•   River walk and floods
•   HemisFair Park and La Villita

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at or

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit
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