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San Antonio Texas – Battle of Flowers at Alamo Plaza Postcard

2012 December 26
by Jan Wilkinson

This is a postcard I found on eBay of the Battle of Flowers Parade in San Antonio, Texas. The publisher got the date wrong on the Battle of San Jacinto; which as we all know was April 21st. I was so happy to see it and for it to go so well with the family history of Lamar Wilkinson riding a float in the parade. He is sitting on the second seat on the outside right side. You can read about the history of the parade:

Notice the postcard has the Alamo on the top right of the Plaza. Here is my glass negative photo of the Alamo and you can read more at the link:

You can also see below the Federal Courthouse and Post Office which was built from 1886-1889 designed by architect J. Riely Gordon (1863-1937). Mr. Gordon worked in San Antonio from 1884 to 1900. This building was razed. Gordon is remembered for his courthouses, he designed eighteen for Texas.  These photos are in my collection and are glass negatives.

San Antonio Post Office c 1889

The late 1800’s history of San Antonio photos and the RPPC (Real Photo Post Card) postcard help tell the story, too.

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  1. April 23, 2013

    Liz, I’m glad you found my blog post and they had the date incorrect on the postcard; we all know the Battle of San Jacinto was on April 21. Hope you come back soon. Jan

  2. Liz Hopkins permalink
    April 22, 2013

    Interesting, the postcard above lists the Battle of San Jacinto as being on April 22. Wasn’t it April 21? 🙂

  3. linda kirkpatrick permalink
    December 27, 2012


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