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Historical Survey Of The Lands Within The Alamo Plaza - River Linkage Development Project, Anne A. Fox, James E. Ivey Jan 1979

Historical Survey Of The Lands Within The Alamo Plaza - River Linkage Development Project, Anne A. Fox, James E. Ivey

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

In December 1977 the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, entered into a contract with the City of San Antonio to compile a history of a section of the city bounded by Alamo Street, Crockett Street, the San Antonio River and Houston Street. Plans for the area include removal of a number of buildings and construction of a major hotel, a parking garage, and a park linking Alamo Plaza with the San Antonio River Walk. The area to be affected includes the sites of a number of important historical structures, including the southwest corner of ...


Archaeological And Historical Investigations At 41bx180, Walker Ranch, San Antonio, Texas: Phase I, Anne A. Fox Jan 1979

Archaeological And Historical Investigations At 41bx180, Walker Ranch, San Antonio, Texas: Phase I, Anne A. Fox

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In May 1979, the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted preliminary investigations at site 41BX180, a group of historic limestone ruins located on the Walker Ranch in northern Bexar County, Texas. A history of ownership of Walker Ranch is included. Archaeological investigations of three structures and associated artifacts are described. An appendix discusses the faunal material from the site.


Additional Archaeological Survey For The San Antonio 201 Wastewater Treatment Project, Cristi Assad Jan 1979

Additional Archaeological Survey For The San Antonio 201 Wastewater Treatment Project, Cristi Assad

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During January 1979, personnel from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, carried out archaeological surveys along five different drainages in two sewage treatment plant areas of northern Bexar County. The current project is an addition to the begun by Fox (1977) in Phase I to assess archaeological resources for preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the San Antonio 201 Wastewater Treatment Facilities Project.

The survey was conducted by Cristi Assad with the assistance of A. Joachim McGraw. This report has been prepared as a supplement to the Fox (1977) report and is modeled ...


Archaeological Testing In An Area South Of Olmos Dam, San Antonio, Texas, Cristi A. Assad Jan 1978

Archaeological Testing In An Area South Of Olmos Dam, San Antonio, Texas, Cristi A. Assad

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During November of 1977, five days of archaeological testing were carried out by personnel from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, directly south of Olmos Dam, San Antonio, Texas (see Fig. 1). The testing was done under the supervision of Dr. Thomas R. Hester, Director, and Jack D. Eaton, Assistant Director, and was performed under the terms of a contract between CAR and the San Antonio River Authority. The project conforms to the provisions outlined in the E.D.A. Special Terms and Conditions (III 3a), Grant Number 08-19-01911. Antiquities Permit #161 was obtained ...


Archaeological Investigations At The Gresser House (41bx369) San Antonio, Texas, James E. Ivey Jan 1978

Archaeological Investigations At The Gresser House (41bx369) San Antonio, Texas, James E. Ivey

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During March 1977, archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted archaeological investigations at the historic Gresser House located on the northwest corner at the intersection of South Presa and Nueva Streets in the historic district of downtown San Antonio (Fig. 1).

The investigations were designed to examine building foundation remains which were uncovered during renovation work being carried out at the Gresser House. These were continued investigations following recommendations made by Anne Fox, who did an initial examination of structural remains and associated animal bones and artifacts uncovered by workmen after the ...


An Archaeological Assessment Of The Dolores Aldrete House Property San Antonio, Texas, Daniel E. Fox, Fred Valdez, Jr., Lynn Osborne Bobbitt Jan 1978

An Archaeological Assessment Of The Dolores Aldrete House Property San Antonio, Texas, Daniel E. Fox, Fred Valdez, Jr., Lynn Osborne Bobbitt

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During March and April 1978, a preliminary archaeological investigation was conducted at the historic "Dolores Aldrete House," lots 7, 8 and 9 of block 155, fronting on East Nueva Street in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Under contract with the property owners, Carol Lee Klose, Gary Mark Klose and Randall Mark Klose, and the Center for Archaeological Research, two archaeologists from the Center investigated the age, nature of construction and condition of the depth and character of cultural deposits and evaluated the archaeological potential of the site.


Archaeological And Historical Investigations In The Arciniega Street Area, Downtown San Antonio Texas, Paul R. Katz Jan 1978

Archaeological And Historical Investigations In The Arciniega Street Area, Downtown San Antonio Texas, Paul R. Katz

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Early in 1976 the City of San Antonio Department of Planning and Community Development requested that the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, consider undertaking archaeological and historical investigations in the Arciniega Street area of downtown San Antonio. Sale of City-owner property--including all of New City Block (NCB) 901 and portions of NCB l55--was pending, and the Planning Department was desirous of assessing the nature and degree of cultural resources prior to completing the transaction. The proposed construction of a multi-story luxury hotel on the property would require subsurface archaeological excavations, and the property's ...


Archaeological Monitoring And Testing At The Catalpa-Pershing Storm Drainage Project In San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox, Elizabeth C. Frkuska Jan 1978

Archaeological Monitoring And Testing At The Catalpa-Pershing Storm Drainage Project In San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox, Elizabeth C. Frkuska

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

In Feburary 1977, the Center for Archaeological Research was contracted by the City of San Antonio Department of Parks and Recreation to conduct observation and limited testing in the immediate area of the Catalpa-Pershing Drainage Project in Brackenridge Park. The affected area within the park had previously been surveyed for archaeological sites by Center personnel in connection with a general historic and prehistoric survey of the park as a whole (Fox and Katz 1978) in preparation for the proposed Master Plan. During the initial survey, one historic site and two prehistoric sites were recorded in the area through which the ...


Archaeological Investigations Of Portions Of The San Pedro And Alazan Acequias In San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox Jan 1978

Archaeological Investigations Of Portions Of The San Pedro And Alazan Acequias In San Antonio, Texas, Anne A. Fox

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In the spring of 1977 the Center for Archaeological Research was requested by Ronald Darner, Director of the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, to investigate and record sections of the old acequias, or irrigation ditches which were involved in renovation and landscaping projects in city parks. The purpose of this report is to present the information gained in this endeavor ln lasting and usable form for the future benefit of historians and archaeologists working with these unique and interesting structures.

Since time and space did not allow an exhaustive discussion of the acequia system of San Antonio, the reader ...


Archaeological Investigations At The Mayer House (41bx326) San Antonio, Texas, James E. Ivey Jan 1978

Archaeological Investigations At The Mayer House (41bx326) San Antonio, Texas, James E. Ivey

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The Maximilian B. Mayer House (41 BX 326) once stood' on the corner formed by King William Street, South Saint Mary's Street and Durango Boulevard (Fig. l). It was torn down about 1967, but its foundations and other subsurface structures still remain in the ground.

The recent acquisition and renovation by the San Antonio Conservation Society of the Anton Wulff House (at 107 King William Street) included landscaping and the planting of trees over the site of the Mayer House (at 101 King William Street). Since the land is part of the King William Historical District, this alteration of ...


An Archaeological Survey Of Proposed Areas For Alternate Roadways At Olmos Dam, San Antonio, Texas, David Brown Jan 1977

An Archaeological Survey Of Proposed Areas For Alternate Roadways At Olmos Dam, San Antonio, Texas, David Brown

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

On June 16, 1977, an archaeologist from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, conducted a surface survey in the area of Olmos Dam. The areas surveyed include the 250-foot right-of-way just to the south of the dam, and also an area extending roughly 500 feet north of the dam (Fig. 1). These are two of several areas considered for an alternate vehicle road to be used during planned modifications to Olmos Dam. The proposed routes under study which were surveyed are listed as road alternatives IV-B and VI as shown on plans supplied by ...


A Preliminary Assessment Of Archaeological Resources At Tobins Oakwell Farm, San Antonio, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw, Fred Valdez, Jr. Jan 1977

A Preliminary Assessment Of Archaeological Resources At Tobins Oakwell Farm, San Antonio, Texas, A. Joachim Mcgraw, Fred Valdez, Jr.

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

A preliminary archaeological survey and assessment of the Tobins Oakwell Farm project area was conducted during August 22-24, 1977, by archaeologists from the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The work was conducted within two nearby but separate areas adjacent to Salado Creek within the city limits of San Antonio, northern Bexar County. The investigation was performed under a contract between the Center and Ford, Powell and Carson, architects and planners.


1975 Archaeological Investigations At Old Ursuline Academy San Antonio, Texas, Paul R. Katz Jan 1977

1975 Archaeological Investigations At Old Ursuline Academy San Antonio, Texas, Paul R. Katz

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Archaeological investigations were conducted at Old Ursuline Academy (41 BX 235), presently the Southwest Craft Center, during the month of October, 1975. This work was necessitated by planned renovations to the dormitory building, one of the complex of nineteenth century buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Figs. 1, 2).

The nature of the renovation would consist of excavating below the present floor of the dormitory basement so that air conditioning ducts and blower units might be installed; transformation of this basement from a storage place into a series of functional rooms and galleries; construction of a new ...


The Archaeology And History Of The Spanish Governor's Palace Park, Anne A. Fox Jan 1977

The Archaeology And History Of The Spanish Governor's Palace Park, Anne A. Fox

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In the spring of 1976, test excavations were carried out by the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio at the site of a small park to be built immediately north of the Spanish Governor1s Palace on Military Plaza in downtown San Antonio. Because of its proximity to one of the original structures built by the Spanish in the early 18th century, testing was deemed necessary to determine if remains of other early structures would be disturbed by the park construction.

The testing program was administered by Dr. Thomas R. Hester. Field operations from April ...


The Archaeology And History Of Alamo Plaza, Anne A. Fox, Feris A. Bass, Thomas R. Hester Jan 1976

The Archaeology And History Of Alamo Plaza, Anne A. Fox, Feris A. Bass, Thomas R. Hester

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

In the Spring of 1975, the Center for Archaeological Research was approached by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of San Antonio regarding possible archaeological and historical research at Alamo Plaza. The proposed investigations were in connection with the city's plan to renovate the plaza, to coincide with the American Bicentennial. There were two major reasons for the Center's involvement: (1) the architects desired to learn, as a part of the renovation plans, the precise locations of the south wall of the original Alamo (San Antonio de Valero) compound; (2) in order to aid in the ...


Archaeological Investigation Along The Route Of U.S. 281, From Mulberry Avenue To Tuxedo Avenue In San Antonio, Clive Luke Jan 1974

Archaeological Investigation Along The Route Of U.S. 281, From Mulberry Avenue To Tuxedo Avenue In San Antonio, Clive Luke

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The route of impending U.S. 281 from Mulberry Avenue to Tuxedo Avenue in San Antonio traverses the valley of Olmos Creek. The creek originates in the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau between Leon Creek and Salado Creek, and flows in a southeasterly direction to its confluence with the San Antonio River. Near that confluence is a series of large fissure springs occurring along the fault zone. The topography of the drainage area varies from rolling to hill, with the area under concern in this report being undeveloped and covered with brush (Corp of Engineers, US Army, 1972).

The ...


41bx171: A Late Nineteenth Century City Dump In San Antonio, Texas, Clive Luke Jan 1974

41bx171: A Late Nineteenth Century City Dump In San Antonio, Texas, Clive Luke

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One trench was excavated to a length of thirty-five feet. It was oriented approximately north-south and designated Trench One. To eliminate unnecessary man hours, a backhoe initially removed the disturbed and late fill from the upper levels of the trench. Beneath the levels removed by backhoe, the trench was staked in units of five feet by five feet. Each unit was excavated by hand in arbitrary one foot levels, but the ashy soil was not screened. The elevation of a point on a concrete slab in the middle of the trench was established, using a Texas Highway Department Bench Mark ...