Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bolivar Hall

 
 
Bolivar Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
1. Bolivar Hall Marker
Inscription. Construction of Bolivar Hall was begun in 1940 and completed in 1941. The combination library, museum, and community center was dedicated to the promotion of inter-American peace, and was named in honor of South American patriot, Simon Bolivar. Bolivar Hall was constructed on the site of the Dechman Coffee Company warehouse and two small houses at 113 and 117 Nacional Street. A branch of the San Antonio Public Library operated here for several years, as well as a museum and information center.

The building was intended to be built of caliche blocks excavated from the site, but was built in a more contemporary way using limestone veneer. The buildings style is reminiscent of early buildings in San Antonio such as the old Ursuline Academy dormitory.
 
Erected by La Villita Tenants Association and the San Antonio Conservation Society. (Marker Number S.)
 
Location. 29° 25.29′ N, 98° 29.359′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker can be reached from King Philip Alley south of Villita Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. 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. Herrera House (a few
Bolivar Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
2. Bolivar Hall Marker
steps from this marker); Tejada House (a few steps from this marker); The Weaving Building And Kiln (a few steps from this marker); Hessler House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hessler House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowen-Kirchner House (within shouting distance of this marker); Benito Juarez (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Bolivar Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
3. Bolivar Plaque
1783 ∙ Simon Bolivar ∙ 1830
"On my honor and my life I swear that this arm shall never rest until it has delivered America from the yoke of the tyrants."
Simon Jose Antonio de la Santisima Trinidad Bolivar, patriot, statesman and liberator, through whose efforts the light of freedom was brought to six South American countries.
Hero of two hundred bloody battles, he analyzed the conditions, political needs and the destinies of the nations for which he fought, foreseeing with rare precision the trend of their struggle for democracy.
Born at Caracas, Venezuela, July 24, 1783. He died in his forty-seventh year near Santa Marta, Colombia, December 17, 1830.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement