Details for Menger Hotel (Atlas Number 5029003334)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5029003334


Marker Number 3334
Atlas Number 5029003334
Marker Title Menger Hotel
Index Entry Menger Hotel
Address 204 Alamo Plaza
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 549827
UTM Northing 3255200
Subject Codes inns, hotels, motels
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Early San Antonio boarding house keeper, Wm. Menger in 1859 opened fine stone hotel, the "new" Menger, beside Alamo Plaza. To host Indians, presidents, poets, actors, generals, singers, public of the world. Served venison, quail, mutton, beef, soup made of San Antonio River turtles. Bar's vintages had ice imported by Gulf steamers and expressed to San Antonio in special wagons. Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders were recruited here.