Preview #4 of Tour Sites for VAF in Texas, May 2022

17 Apr 2021 11:00 AM | Christine R Henry
VAF San Antonio will include a tour of the Westside, a traditionally Hispanic neighborhood that saw explosive growth in the early twentieth century. The Friday tour will include commercial buildings, the neighborhood church (Our Lady of Guadalupe) built in 1921, a variety of houses, the Alazan-Apache Courts (aka Los Courts), the earliest (1939) public housing in San Antonio, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. This trio of shotguns house at 811, 813 and 815 S. Smith Street are called vecindad houses, as the three are tightly sited on a shared lot. While these three are painted white, as is typical for Texas shotguns, we will see others in a more Westside color palette, painted blue, lime green, and yellow.
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