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[i] Information SAN ANTONIO FREEWAY HISTORY
Read my essay on San Antonio's freeway history for the Express-News' Tricentennial series here. The full history of the freeway system is available on this site here.

San Antonio Area Roads & More
Historical Southside Roads Photos

This page last updated June 06, 2010

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Below are historical photos of various roads on the Southside.  These photos are all from the TxDOT photo archive.  Locations are given using the present-day roadway names. 

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South Presa St. near San Antonio State Hospital, looking north
(ca. 1915/TxDOT)

 

South Presa St. near San Antonio State Hospital, looking north
Same location as previous photo.
(ca. 1935/TxDOT)

 

South Presa St. near San Antonio State Hospital, looking north
Same location as previous two photos.
(ca. 1937/TxDOT)

 

Location unknown
This appears to be somewhere along S. Presa St.
(ca. 1921/TxDOT)

 

South Presa St. at the railroad tracks looking north
(ca. 1940/TxDOT)

 

South Presa St. at Carolina St. looking north
(ca. 1940/TxDOT)

 

South Alamo St. just north of South Presa St. looking southwest along Alamo St.
(ca. 1940/TxDOT)

 

South Alamo St. at South St. Mary's St. looking southwest along Alamo St.
(ca. 1940/TxDOT)

 

South Alamo St. at South St. Mary's St. looking south along St. Mary's St.
The Texaco station is the present-day Rosario's restaurant.
(ca. 1940/TxDOT)

 

Roosevelt Ave. at Mission San Jose looking south
(ca. 1935/TxDOT)

 

Roosevelt Ave. bridge over the San Antonio River
(ca. 1935/TxDOT)

 

Pleasanton Rd. bridge over the Medina River
This bridge remains today but is abandoned.
(ca. 1921/TxDOT)

 

US 281 bridge over the Medina River
(ca. 1935/TxDOT)

 

Nogalitos St. railroad underpasses
(ca. 1935/TxDOT)

 

Nogalitos St. railroad underpasses
Same location as previous photo.
(Date unknown, likely ca. 1960/TxDOT)






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