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German immigrant William Menger opens his three story hotel in San Antonio, Texas

Menger Hotel, Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, 1936
02/02/1859
William Menger had built a home in 1855 that he expanded with a boarding-house and a brewery, all on the southwest corner of Alamo Plaza, near the famous mission in San Antonio.  On this site he constructed the Menger Hotel, which became one of the most famous and luxurious hostelries in the state of Texas.  The Menger remains in operation in downtown San Antonio today.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Richard R. Flores, Remembering the Alamo: Memory, Modernity, and the Master Symbol (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2002), 44

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