Bolivar Hall

Bolivar Hall (HM1KC9)

Location: San Antonio, TX 78205 Bexar County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 25.29', W 98° 29.359'

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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.
HM NumberHM1KC9
Marker NumberS
Placed ByLa Villita Tenants Association and the San Antonio Conservation Society
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Date Added Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 549537 N 3254794
Decimal Degrees29.42150000, -98.48931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 25.29', W 98° 29.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 25' 17.4" N, 98° 29' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)210
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 214 N Presa St, San Antonio TX 78205, US
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