June 1 in San Antonio history…

 Robert E. Lee is counted in the 1860 Federal census, living at Ladreska [sic] Phillips‘s boarding house here (right).

The Smith-Young Tower [now Tower Life Building] is completed at a cost of $3 million.  It will be the tallest building west of the Mississippi River until the late 1950s.  The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

Demolition begins on the Household Furniture Building, a building dating back to the late-19th century and located on Commerce Street.  (The location is now a multistory city parking garage.)


Posted on June 1, 2016, in Texana and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Maybe I need more coffee this morning but wasn’t the Household Furniture Building at Commerce and St. Mary’s which is blocks away from Schilo’s Delicatessen? And a few months later a gust of wind topples a wall injuring a bunch of people.

    • I’ve edited the post. Thanks. There are two parking garages on that side of Commerce Street. I got them confused.

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