After more than 10 years of planning, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center is a year away from completing its Museo del Westside, a community space dedicated to West Side history and culture inside the old Ruben’s Ice House.
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
‘Laredito’ brothel, orphanage in west downtown San Antonio closer to landmark status
The 1883 Dashiell House, once a brothel in San Antonio’s red-light district before serving as a nursery, is now eligible to become a designated landmark—against the will of its owner.
Rammed earth. Giant screws as piers. City of San Antonio building sustainable housing that’s also affordable
San Antonio Affordable Housing Inc., a nonprofit branch of the city, plans to build two experimental homes on the far East Side, one using earthen materials for its walls, another whose foundation can be adjusted post-construction.
Partial demo of Whitt Printing building considered after city deems it unstable
A historic Whitt Printing building in west downtown could soon be cleared for partial demolition, even after the city’s historical commission voted last month not to let that happen.
Lim family pursuing Whitt Printing Co. building demolition in west downtown San Antonio despite commission denial
The family that owns the Golden Star Café in west downtown is taking the unusual step of asking the city to strip a building of its historic designation after the Historic and Design Review Commission denied a bid to demolish it earlier this month.
Developer Adelman asks to demolish old Cattleman’s Square Tavern for 122-unit apartment building
Developer David Adelman plans to build in west downtown for the first time with a 122-unit apartment building at Cattleman Square.
Request to demolish historic building next to Golden Star Café denied
The city’s Historic and Design Review Commission on Wednesday voted down a request to demolish a historic building next to the Golden Star Café in west downtown to clear the way for potential development.
Priced out of Southtown, SAY Sí goes west
Twenty seven years into its run, the youth arts education nonprofit is preparing to open the doors on its massive new West Side space by Apache Creek later this year.
Esperanza center plans rehab of ‘casitas’ to preserve old-style West Side housing
The Rinconcito de Esperanza cultural hub has received $1.5 million from the city to rehab seven historic homes into a community health center, an internet access point and a studio for recording oral histories.