These buildings that make up the Friedrich Refrigeration complex are designated historic by the City. Courtesy photo.

Owner Seeks Reduced Historic Designation for Eastside Landmarks

A representative for the owner of two large, historic building complexes on the city’s Eastside  – the Friedrich Refrigeration Building and Merchant’s Ice & Cold Storage Building – appeared before the Historic and Design Review Commission to request the official historic designations from the City be removed from large portions of both properties.

World Heritage Celebration: Mission Accomplished

Elected and appointed officials and civic and religious leaders gathered together on Saturday at Mission San José to celebrate the official inscription of the UNESCO World Heritage designation of the Spanish colonial Missions and the Alamo, the culmination of an effort that goes back nearly a decade.

Armando Santiago stands outside the Hyatt Regency protesting the construction of apartments outside of the missions. Photo by Scott Ball.

San Antonio’s World Heritage Balancing Act

A who’s who in San Antonio’s successful campaign for World Heritage designation for the Alamo and  four Missions gathered at a Centro San Antonio luncheon Wednesday for a program exploring the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, two months after winning the rare and coveted UNESCO recognition at the annual World Heritage Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany.