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Casino Club Building

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1929, Kelwood Company. 102 W. Crockett St.

This is one of the more unusual and distinctive products of the 1920s in San Antonio. Located on a triangular site, the exterior of the building is embellished with motifs loosely borrowed from pre-Columbian architecture, as is the much more flamboyant Aztec Theatre ( SA21). Despite the use of Mexican motifs, the tower comes off looking more like something from ancient Mesopotamia than Mexico with its rather ziggurat-like form. Built to house a local social organization, it has been converted into apartments.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Casino Club Building", [San Antonio, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 153-154.

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