Travis Street Crossing

Travis Street Crossing (HM28RC)

Location: San Antonio, TX 78205 Bexar County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 25.63', W 98° 29.555'

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County leaders purchased land on the west bank of the San Antonio River in 1859, intending to build a new courthouse and jail. Their plans changed and the property was sold in 1866 to a miller, Jacob Laux, who dammed the river and built a four-story mill on the site. Laux used both steam and water to power his mill that produced corn meal and flour at the rate of fourteen bushels an hour. He leased mill in the 1870s and early 1880s and then converted it to a boarding house. Though commercial development surrounded the old mill after Travis Street was extended across the river in 1910, family members continued to live there until it was sold in 1918. The Milam Building, designed by local architect George Willis and completed on the site in 1928, was the city's tallest reinforced concrete structure and the country's first air conditioned high-rise office structure.
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HM NumberHM28RC
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Date Added Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 549218 N 3255420
Decimal Degrees29.42716667, -98.49258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 25.63', W 98° 29.555'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 25' 37.8" N, 98° 29' 33.3" W
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Area Code(s)210
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 E Travis St, San Antonio TX 78205, US
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