“The intention of their piece was not to honor or glorify Lenin or Mao. And it’s not my intention, either. … I’m not trying to glorify authoritarians, particularly Communists. I’m a capitalist, through and through,” said James Lifshutz, the downtown developer who brought a controversial sculpture depicting Chairman Mao and Vladimir Lenin to west downtown.
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Developer Weston Urban is reaching beyond downtown as it prepares to buy the historic Koehler House from the Alamo Colleges District.
The proposed demolition of the 108-year-old Hughes home in Tobin Hill, owned by the Archdiocese of San Antonio, is on hold after community outcry led San Antonio College to withdraw its interest in the property.
The Archdiocese of San Antonio seems determined to demolish the 1913 Hughes house, adjacent to San Antonio College, despite appeals from preservation groups, the neighborhood and the city.
The city Historic and Design Review Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to support a proposal to demolish part of the historic Whitt Printing building in west downtown while preserving its façade and concrete structure.
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.
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.