August 14 in San Antonio history…
The Bexar County commissioners wiped a town out of existence this morning. This was the town of Viva, about 18 miles north of San Antonio on the Kerrville branch of the S.A.A.P. railroad.
Workers spend five hours removing the 4,000-pound marquee from the Texas Theater (right) only to have it bend and crumble due to structural rust. The marquee was due to have been donated to the Institute of Texan Cultures.
Alamo Iron Works, an iron and brass foundry and manufacturers’ distributor, has completed renovation of the historic Lone Star Building in St. Paul Square. The building, at 126 Gonzales St., is thought to have been designed by Atlee Ayers, a widely known San Antonio architect.