March 24 in San Antonio history…

1904
The Empire Theater announced a new electric fan system and uniformed boys to distribute ice water to audiences.

1938
San Antonio’s zoning ordinance, 13 months in the making, was given the City Council’s approval today. San Antonio and Houston are the only two major cities in the U.S. without a zoning ordinance.

1966
The groundbreaking is held for the South Texas Medical School and Bexar County Teaching Hospital (later renamed The University of Texas Health Science Center and University Hospital.)

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