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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

“Flower the Tower”

Convention Center Service Project

 

—June 24, 2001 —

 
"Flower the Tower" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
1. "Flower the Tower" Marker
Inscription.
Founded in 1905, Rotary International is headquartered in Evanston, Illinois and is the world’s oldest service organization. This plaque is erected on the occasion of the 92nd Annual Convention in which more than 20,000 Rotarians from over 120 countries of the world convened in San Antonio.

This plaque further commemorates a service project made possible by the financial participation of the H.E. Butt Grocery Company, The Home Depot, The San Antonio Parks Foundation and Rotary International. As a result of their generous donations amounting to $50,000, the newly completed $200 million expansion of the Convention Center was completed with the planting by 800 Rotarians in HemisFair Park extending from the Tower of the Americas to Alamo Street.

Rotarians accomplished all of the planting on this date in a physical reaffirmation of the motto of Rotary International;

”Service above Self”

Frank Devlyn, President, Rotary International
Sonny Brown, Convention Chairman
Jim Berg, Chairman, San Antonio Host Committee

 
Erected 2001 by H.E.B., The Home Depot, The San Antonio Parks Foundation, and Rotary International.
 
Location. 29° 25.149′ N, 98° 29.04′ 
"Flower the Tower" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
2. "Flower the Tower" Marker
W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Click for map. Marker is immediately west of the Tower of the Americas, in HemisFair Park, bounded by Alamo Street, Market Street, Bowie Street, and Durango Boulevard. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas (within shouting distance of this marker); Halff House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The German-English School Buildings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alamo Funeral Pyre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Commemorating (approx. 0.3 miles away); La Villita (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bombach House and Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gray-Guilbeau House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .  HemisFair Park. (Submitted on April 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyCharity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made FeaturesNotable Events
 
Tower of the Americas Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
3. Tower of the Americas Entrance
View from near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,038 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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