The Statler Hilton, Commerce & St. Paul

by Paula Bosse

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by Paula Bosse

Great shot of the Statler Hilton, looking east down Commerce — looks both hot and cool.

The blurb on the back: “The beautiful facade of the Statler Hilton in busy downtown ‘Big D,’ business and convention center of the Southwest.”

The message on the reverse of this postcard contained the following message to the folks back in Cincinnati:

Hi, folks, we’re having a wonderful time. This is beautiful country. We’ve been to San Antonio for a couple of days. Saw the Alamo, also San Jose Mission and went to Mexico. The children are darling and we’re having fun spoiling them. Love to all — Helen and Walter.

Tourists sure write a lot about San Antonio on picture postcards of Dallas….


Postcard found on eBay.

Great news! After decades of that beautiful building sitting empty, it has been announced that it will finally be coming back to life — and the Hilton company is going to be part of it. More here.

See a current view of the same corner on Google, here.


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