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Hannibal Pianta Event

Priscilla is the greeter for the event, pointing us in the right direction.

Kathy was working the registration table.   

John was passing out the walk directions.

Monument to Fallen Police Officers and Firefighters.   

The author of "The Gift of the Magi", O. Henry, lived in this house. It is now a museum.

Bluebonnet mural on the side of the probation building (behind O. Henry house).   

City Hall is a Italian Renaissance Revival. It was built in 1889. The Cinco de May Obelisk in front of it.

Virgin Mary and a worshipper in a courtyard behind San Fernando Cathedral across the street from City Hall.   

Our Lady of the Flowers on the courtyard wall as we continued to the front of San Fernando Cathedral.

Cross in the courtyard of the Cathedral features a dove, symbolizing the coming of the Holy Spirit, an the Sacred Heart of Jesus being pierced by a Roman Spear.   

Ed and the Statue of San Antonio de Padua (for whom San Antonio was named).

The Aztec Theater opened in 1926. It closed in 1989. It was renovated and reopened in 2009.   

Heads decorate the top of the Aztec theater done by Hannibal Pianta.

"First Inhabitant” is on the Smithsonian Art Inventory list, also done by Hannibal Pianta.   

Monument in shape of the 141st Infantry Regimental crest was erected in 1991 to remind us to “Remember The Alamo.”

Moore building erected in 1904 is a lovely flatiron building in the Victorian-Empire style.   

Buckhorn Saloon, Museum, and Texas Ranger Museum

Art Deco Kress building erected in 1938.   

“MORF” abstract art next to the Majestic Theater.

The Majestic opened in 1929. It closed in 1974. It was renovated and reopened in 1989.   

Faces above the entrance of the Empire Theater are more of Hannibal Pianta's work.

Empire Theater opened in 1914. Closed in 1978. Restored and reopened in 1989.   

Texas Theater opened in 1926. In 1983 all by the façade of the theater was razed.

Four mosaic decorated pillars are on the Houston Street bridge.   

Boulder on the City Hall lawn tells us this is Mile zero on the Old Spanish Trail.

Statue of Moses Austin, first Anglo American settler in Texas, located on the City Hall grounds.   

Fountain in the courtyard of the Spanish Governor’s Palace.

Spanish Governor’s Palace – The only remaining 18th-century Spanish aristocratic home in Texas.   

Statue of a Spanish Conquistador in front of the Spanish Governor’s Palace.

The gazebo in Milam Park is one of the largest in San Antonio. It was given to the city by a sister city in Mexico and when the foundation was being dug, the grave site of Ben Milam was discovered and moved to its present location.   

Checkpoint volunteers.

Chapa Lion mosaic mural circa 2000.   

Water Tower above Bill Miller’s corporate offices looks like a cup with a straw in it.

Pat was working the finish table. I asked her to show off the club’s t-shirt.