- Author: Lewis F. Fisher
- Hardcover: 552 pages
- Publisher: Texas Tech University Press; First Edition edition (November 15, 1996)
Few American cities enjoy the likes of San Antonio’s visual links with its dramatic past. The Alamo and four other Spanish missions, plus a host of additional landmarks and folkways surviving over the course of nearly three centuries, still lend San Antonio an “odd and antiquated foreignness.” Adding to the charm of the nation’s ninth largest city is a bend in the San Antonio River, saved to become a winding linear park through the heart of downtown and a world model for sensitive urban development. San Antonio’s heritage has not been preserved by accident. The wrecking balls and headlong development that accompanied progress in nineteenth-century San Antonio roused an indigenous historic preservation movement—the first west of the Mississippi River to become effective. Its thrust has increased since the mid-1920s with the pioneering work of the San Antonio Conservation Society.
Condition: Good. Dust jacket has a tear on the back cover and some bending along the spine and corners. Pencil checkmarks on some pages. Pages are not bent.