Traveling on Fredericksburg Road: 120 Years in 12 Miles
Exhibit Dates: September 19 — December 15
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Noon-5 p.m. Sunday
Location: The Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
Price: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children, free w/membership or UTSA/Alamo Colleges ID
More info: 210.458.2300 or TexanCultures.com
It’s the address of DeWese’s Tip Top Café, the Woodlawn Theater, Wonderland Mall and thousands of San Antonio memories. Since the 1840s, Fredericksburg Road has been a trail to the Texas Frontier. From September 19 to December 15, the Institute of Texan Cultures will showcase a student exhibit, “Traveling on Fredericksburg Road: 120 years in 12 miles.”
From an architectural perspective, Fredericksburg Road is a living timeline on the city’s development. For the UTSA College of Architecture, it’s a case study for graduate students to observe changes in land use, building typology, residential densities and lot sizes, historic events and notable places.
Images courtesy of UTSA Libraries Special Collections from the Institute of Texas Cultures.