Details for Christopher Columbus Italian Society Hall (Atlas Number 5029000848)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5029000848


Marker Number 848
Atlas Number 5029000848
Marker Title Christopher Columbus Italian Society Hall
Index Entry Christopher Columbus Italian Society Hall
Address 201 Piazza Halia
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 548587
UTM Northing 3255951
Subject Codes fraternal organizations; Italian immigrants/immigration; buildings; Classical Revival (architectural style); design and construction; Roman Catholic denomination
Marker Year 1992
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Constructed by the Christopher Columbus Italian Society in 1927 to complement the San Francesco Di Paoa Catholic Church next door, this building was dedicated in January 1928. Designed by Richard Vander Stratten and built by Luigi L. Guido and Vincezo Falbo, the hall is a fine example of the classial form, with decorative brick work, pilasters, and stone detailing. It serves as the social and cultural center of San Antonio's Italian-American Communty.