Details for Book Building (Atlas Number 5029000450)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5029000450


Marker Number 450
Atlas Number 5029000450
Marker Title Book Building
Index Entry Book Building
Address 140 East Houston
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 549699
UTM Northing 3254931
Subject Codes commercial buildings
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 140 East Houston, San Antonio; MARKER REPORTED MISSING 5/2011 (may be inside building)
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text During the 1850s, the U.S. Army occupied several stone and adobe buildings which stood at this site. Dwight Dana Book (1869-1955), a civil engineer and veteran of the Spanish-American War, bought the property in 1904. He had this red brick commercial building erected in 1906. Attorney's, realtors, architects, physicians and other tenants leased office space here. A popular club called the "Night Spot" was once located in the basement level. (1978)