Welcome to the Eastside:
Echoes of the Eastside
San Antonio's Near Eastside reflects three distinct areas: Ellis Alley and St. Paul Square, the traditionally African-American hub of commerce and activity; the City Cemetery District, a collection of public and private burial grounds spanning over a century; and Dignowity Hill, San Antonio's first exclusive residential suburb.
Research courtesy of the Texas Handbook Online, published by the Texas State Historical Association. Please visit the TSHA website at http://www.tshaonline.org for information regarding additional cultural and historic sites in Texas.
The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) has collaborated with the Office of Historic Preservation, residents, neighborhood groups, artists, and arts organizations to develop each Neighborhood Discovery Tour. The information presented on this website is provided as a reference only. If you have questions or comments regarding the tours, please contact OCA directly at (210) 222-2787. If you have any questions regarding individual establishments, please contact them directly.
Photos by Susie Walker-Atchison unless noted otherwise.