Tobin Hill  

Tobin Hill, to the north of the city core, is one of San Antonio’s inner neighborhoods located just north of I-35, between Huisache to the north, Highway 281 to the east, and San Pedro Avenue to the west. In Spanish times this area between the San Antonio River and San Pedro Springs provided good agricultural land. Early San Antonio settlers dug irrigation ditches or acequias for irrigation of crops. A major acequia, the Upper Labor, was completed in 1777 and was located at what is now the southern boundary of Tobin Hill. It began at the west side of the San Antonio River headwaters and followed the Rock Quarry Road before it skirted Tobin Hill and flowed into the San Pedro Ditch near Laurel Street and Interstate-35.  The land abutting the acequia was distributed by lottery, and the land north of the acequia was parceled out during the latter part of 1777. Due to its value as agricultural land, no real development occurred in the area for another 100 years.

Public transportation in San Antonio, which played a large role in early neighborhood development, began in 1878 with a streetcar route from Main Plaza north to San Pedro Park. Colonel Augustus Belknap owned the system which consisted of mule-drawn cars, and a mule barn was located on the present site of San Antonio College. The first electric trolleys appeared in 1890, with a car barn replacing the mule barn.  By 1919 the eastern part of Tobin Hill, anchored by the Pearl Brewery, was served by a streetcar that ran from Dallas St. to King’s Court in the vicinity of Brackenridge Park. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator San Antonio

Nearby Places

San Antonio Museum of Art

The museum takes you around the world and through five thousand years of art in a complex of buildings that once housed the Lone Star Brewery. SAMA is renowned for the most comprehensive ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art collection in the southern United States.

Address: 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX

Gustav’s Geysers

A popular splash pad for children, adjacent to turf with chairs & shade umbrellas.

Address: 99 Karnes St, San Antonio, TX

Brackenridge Park Golf Course

Brackenridge Park Golf Course is the heart of the Alamo City Golf Trail. Located just north of downtown San Antonio, this course is accessible for locals and visitors alike. The 2008 restoration of “Old Brack” re-routed the course to A.W. Tillinghast’s (1916) original layout and renewed its conditions to compete with San Antonio’s premier golf courses.

Address: 2315 Avenue B, San Antonio, Texas


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