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August 14 in San Antonio history...

1895
Ground is broken for the main building of Our Lady of the Lake Academy.  Originally, the name was to be “St. Mary’s of the Lake” but Bishop Forest persuaded Mother Florence that there were so many St. Mary’s in San Antonio that another name might be more appropriate.  With that, the name was changed to Our Lady of the Lake.

1969
City Council decided today to increase parking meter rates.  The new ordinance will require 20 cents for an hour of parking time, instead of the current price of 10 cents.

1982
Workers spend five hours removing the 4,000-pound marquee from the Texas Theater (right) only to have it bend and crumble due to structural rust. The marquee was to have been donated to the Institute of Texan Cultures.

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