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Menger Hotel

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1859, John M. Fries, builder; 1909 facade, Alfred Giles. 204 Alamo Plaza

The Menger is the oldest of the city's hotels, and its early date coincided with the use of the former mission compound buildings ( SA1) by the U.S. Army. It was built for German immigrant William Menger. The pedimented facade of the stuccoed brick building is the work of Giles, designed in a rather simplified Renaissance Revival. The hotel interior has undergone many remodelings, but still retains its nineteenth-century atrium lobby supported on cast-iron columns.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Menger Hotel", [San Antonio, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-SA3.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 147-147.

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