Homes in this district were built in a prosperous era between 1890 and 1930 and represent Georgian, Moorish, Antebellum, Victorian, Queen Anne, Spanish and Hollywood bungalow styles. Many of the builders and shapers of downtown San Antonio lived in these homes and have descendants living in the area today. In 1998, the Monte Vista Historical District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sharon Schweitzer, Trinity University Asst. Vice President for External Relations, alerts neighbors near the Trinity campus that there will be some special police and fire training that will be conducted at Trinity’s North Residence Hall over the University’s winter break.
North Hall, which is being readied for a complete interior renovation, is located just off Shook Avenue behind the parking lot at University Presbyterian Church. Trinity University’s Police Department will be conducting police training exercises in the building on <b>Monday, Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.</b>
The San Antonio Fire Department will be conducting training exercises starting Tuesday, Dec. 23 through Friday, Jan. 2. These exercises will simulate rescue operations in a high density population building, such as a college residence hall, and involve ladder entry and the use of artificial smoke. SAFD fire trucks and apparatus will be visible in the University parking lot just off Shook, but will not arrive with sirens or lights.
“We want you to be aware of this activity in advance so that it does not cause any alarm. However, if residents do see any suspicious activity during these exercises or at any time, please have them call TUPD at 999-7070.”—Sharon Schweitzer”