Dinosaurs, Tigers, and Pegasus: Are Historic Gas Stations an Endangered Species?

How, then, should we approach preservation of such a pervasive vernacular building type that some might liken to a pox on the landscape, a symbol of our dependence on fossil fuels, places actually designed to prevent us from spending time there? However tempting it may be to equate our modern treatment of these spaces with their historic counterparts, presentism will leave us with smudged windshields and empty tanks when it comes to old service stations.

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Hugman River Walk Tour

With its winding, tree-lined walks, lush tropical landscaping, and array of restaurants, hotels, and shops, the River Walk provides a scenic destination for visitors and locals alike in the heart of the city. This mobile, self-guided tour highlights the historic aspects of the River Walk and work of its designer Robert H. H. Hugman.

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