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

San Antonio Casino Club Building

 
 
San Antonio Casino Club Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. San Antonio Casino Club Building Marker
Inscription. The exclusive Casino Club was organized in 1854 by San Antonio Germans. In 1881 the San Antonio Club was established for literary purposes. The institutions merged in 1925 to form San Antonio Casino Club. This building, completed in 1927 with its distinctive tiered dome, became a downtown landmark. It boasted club rooms, dining rooms, dormitories, and a ballroom. After oilman Thomas Gilcrease bought the structure in 1942, it became known as the Gilcrease Building.
 
Erected 1979 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number 752.)
 
Location. 29° 25.496′ N, 98° 29.318′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 W. Crockett St, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Antonio River Indian Springs (here, next to this marker); Site of the Home of Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig Herff (within shouting distance of this marker); Stevens Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Staacke Brothers Building (about 400 feet away); Site of the Old Adobe
San Antonio Casino Club Building image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. San Antonio Casino Club Building
Marker is behind the woman on the right side of the main entrance.
(about 400 feet away); Father of the River Walk (about 400 feet away); Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Beyer (about 500 feet away); The Alamo / El Alamo (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Categories. EntertainmentNotable Buildings
 
San Antonio Casino Club Building Name Plaque image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
3. San Antonio Casino Club Building Name Plaque
San Antonio Club Organized 1882
Casino Association Organized 1854
Consolidated 1925
 
 
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