January 26 in San Antonio history…

1904
Autoists and dealers protested City Council’s action limiting speeds of bicycles and cars in San Antonio to six miles per hour.  A good horse can go faster than that, they argued, yet is not so controllable as a mechanical conveyance.

1927
The Plaza Hotel (later the Granada) holds its grand opening.

1946
Work was begun this week on a $500,000 enlargment program at Sears, Roebuck & Co. on Romana Plaza (now the site of the downtown Central Library.)

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