1918 – World War I
To supply the normalities of life to nearly one hundred thousand young men in the various fields, schools and camps surrounding San Antonio, and to provide a club and meeting place of the soldiers and citizens of the city there is being erected a magnificent community clubhouse in the rear of the Alamo on the old Gallagher property.
From a sick bed in the St. Anthony Hotel, Porter Adams, president of the National Aeronautical Association announced a reception and $25,000 was awaiting Charles A. Lindbergh when the flyer arrives back in the U.S.
The Rodriguez Brothers, known since 1920 for their beautiful and original memorial art, have just erected marble reproductions of Michaelangelo’s statues of Lorenzo De Medici and Giuliano De Medici. These statues were imported from Carrara, Italy and are now on display at the South Entrance of Central Park Mall Shopping Center.