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UTSA co-hosts Feb. 6 symposium on Texas borderlands cultural legacy

Walter Eugene George

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(Jan. 31, 2014) -- The Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research in the UTSA College of Architecture will sponsor an exhibit, "Walter Eugene George and the Cultural Legacy of the Rio Grande," and a Feb. 6 symposium showcasing the cultural legacy of the borderlands.

The exhibit, running Feb. 1-28, showcases 12 photos, a large hand-drawn map and a selection of Historic American Buildings Survey sketches from the collection of Walter Eugene George, a former UTSA architecture professor. Read more about the exhibit.

>> Free and open to the public, the Feb. 6 symposium will focus on a range of historic resources in the Borderlands of Texas including the impact of George's work. The symposium is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Symposium guests will enjoy free admission to the Walter Eugene George exhibit. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information and to register, call the UTSA College of Architecture at 210-458-3137.

Walter Eugene George had a passion for our built past. Teaching at the UTSA College of Architecture, he held the first San Antonio Conservation Society Endowed Professorship in Memory of Mary Ann Blocker Castleberry. During his career, he generated a body of work comprising some 500 drawings and 16,000 collected photographs, focusing on the Rio Grande corridor between Eagle Pass and Brownsville.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by the College of Architecture Center for Cultural Sustainability and the UTSA Institute for Economic Development. The exhibit and symposium are presented with support from the San Antonio Conservation Society, Hugh Fitzsimons, The David Carter Family, Ford Powell & Carson, and Boone Powell.

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures is at 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Parking is free for those with a UTSA parking permit; park in lot 1 at the ITC Back 40 or lots 7 or 8 on the ITC grounds. Those without a UTSA permit must use city paid parking. Paid parking is available in city lots west of the ITC and accessible via the ITC entrance.

 

 

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