Saturday, December 14, 2019

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October 27 in San Antonio history...

1938
Sears, Roebuck & Co. moves from the Transit Tower location to their new downtown headquarters at Romana Plaza. In 1995, this location would become the San Antonio Central Library.

1940
H.G. Wells, in San Antonio to attend the 65th annual United States Brewers Convention, meets Orson Welles for the first time at the Plaza Hotel.  Welles stops in the city briefly, en route to Tucson to scout a movie location.  He admits to being apprehensive at meeting the “War of the Worlds” author.  They record an interview on KTSA, which you can listen to here.

1995
Barnes and Noble open their first two San Antonio stores at Fiesta Trails shopping center on DeZavala and the Ingram Festival shopping center on Loop 410 near Ingram Mall.

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