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Accession# 10.0032B1R
Title [View of Soledad, Main Plaza and Dwyer Street]
Description Looking south along Soledad Street, towards Main Plaza, Commerce, and Dwyer Street. The one-story R. Wulfing store (middleground, left) stands catercorner to the two-story Jack Harris Variety Theater (center), which fronts on Commerce Street. Opposite the theater, the columned fa├žade of the James Vance House on Nueva Street can be seen in the far distance. The two-story Baker House stands across the plaza to the southwest (right) of the theater. Black and white.
Date ca. 1870
Notes Baker House eventually becomes first Central Hotel and the St. Leonards Hotel in 1883.

Building in the center is the future site of the infamous "Fatal Corner," and Vaudeville theater. It served as the site for Devine and Attwater druggists in the 1850s and then as the Jack Harris Bar and Billiards in 1872. It did not become the theater until 1874/75.

Also, the R. Wulfing Co. lot is the future site of the Danenhauer Building.
Collection Raba Collection
Photographer Ernst Raba
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects Baker House (San Antonio, Tex.)
Cityscapes--Texas--San Antonio.
Commerce Street (San Antonio, Tex.)
Jack Harris Variety Theater (San Antonio, Tex.)
James Vance House (San Antonio, Tex.)
Main Plaza (San Antonio, Tex.)
R. Wulfing store (San Antonio, Tex.)
Soledad Street (San Antonio, Tex.)
Copyright Copyright shared with San Antonio Express News.
Credit line Courtesy of the San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation, Raba Collection.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Imagefile 007\20100032B1R.JPG