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San Antonio


Turner Opera Hall

Wednesday, June 21, 1882

The Decorative Arts


Newspaper report

The Evening Light, (San Antonio), June 22, 1882, 1

Newspaper advertisements

The Evening Light (San Antonio), June 21, 1882, 4

The Evening Light, June 17, 1882, 4


Turner Opera Hall 

SE corner of Houston and St. Mary's Streets, San Antonio, TX

Opened: 1879 

Seating capacity: 1000

Replaced: 1913, by the new Empire Theatre

* Subsequently Turner Opera House, Riche’s Opera, the Houston Street Theatre, the Alhambra Theatre, and the Empire Opera House.


Menger Hotel

204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX (located at the site of the Battle of the Alamo)

Built: 1858, (John M. Fries, architect)

Opened: February 2, 1859 (William A. Menger)

Changed ownership: 1881 (Kampmann family)



Menger Hotel (Wikipedia)

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