Mission Trails Historic Sites

Landscape & Leisure History

San Antonio grew rapidly in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As residential and commercial development increased with the introduction of the railroad and street car and later the automobile, the city also quickly developed as a tourist destination. Visitors and locals alike enjoyed the many historic landscape and leisure attractions of San Antonio such as Hot Wells Resort and Roosevelt Park.

Acequias

Acequias

One of the most significant accomplishments of the Spanish Colonial residents of San Antonio was their construction of a complex and expansive irrigation system comprising dams, gates, and...
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Hot Wells Resort

Hot Wells Resort

The location of the former nationally renowned Hot Wells Resort is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Mission Parkway Historical District. The resort represented a...
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Roosevelt Avenue Underpass and Railroad Bridge

Roosevelt Avenue Underpass and Railroad Bridge

The Roosevelt Avenue underpass travels under the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge (formerly the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad) and pedestrian bridge. The bridges include a steel stringer and a steel...
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Roosevelt Park

Roosevelt Park

The 12.9-acre Roosevelt Park was established in the early 1900s along the San Antonio River at the site of an old gravel pit once owned by Bexar County and later given to the City of San Antonio.
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