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La Villita/ Original Heart of San Antonio
Hello Dear Luuxers, my current job expects me to know a lot about San Antonio, especially the downtown area. So heres yet another post about a San Antonio attraction. =) I get to blog and learn more about the city for fun and for my job.
La Villita was San Antonios first neighborhood. Originally, it was the settlement of Spanish soldiers which were stationed at the Alamo (Mission San Antonio Valero). La Villita was where General Santa Anas cannon line in the Battle of the Alamo.
Afterwards, in late 19th century European immigrants from France and Germany migrated to the neighborhood. These European immigrants became San Antonios first bankers, business leaders, craftsmen, and educators.
Thus, now a day, many of the buildings in La Villita have a variety of architectural styles. Various architecture shows the transition from palisade to Victorian Houses.
During early 20th century this historic neighborhood fell into a slum area; in 1939 while The San Antonio River development was occurring, city father decided to preserve this neighborhood. These city fathers were led by Mayor Maury Maverick.
Today, La Villita is an art community with very much history. An interesting place to go if you find yourself in San Antonio, Texas.
Hope you enjoyed this reading; till next time.
All pictures were taken from google images.
Source stated below.
Source link: http://lavillita.com/history/index.htm