Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Cascade Pool

Recently I gave a presentation at the Schreiner Mansion, where I paired historic photographs with snaps I'd taken that day with my phone.  I did this because I realized most people haven't studied area photographs as I have, and so it's sometimes confusing to know where an historic photo was taken. So I took a copy of each historic photograph with me, and tried to find the exact spot where the old photograph was taken -- and then I took a photo with my cellphone.   Over the next few Wednesdays, I'll publish the results here.  Please feel free to share these with your friends.
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The Cascade Pool, at the end of Earl Garrett Street, where
Earl Garrett met the Guadalupe River bluff.
In the background, you can see the back of the Arcadia Theater, above
the dressing rooms for the pool.
The back of the Charles Schreiner Bank (most recently BankAmerica)
sits where the pool once stood.
Earl Garrett Street no longer extends to the bluff.
I often post historic photographs on my Facebook page.  If you'd like to visit that page, please visit

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