Songbirds Mingled With Pickpockets
An installation of oral histories, photographs, objects, take-a-way posters and archival documents exploring the history of Military Plaza.
Commissioned by the Public Art Department of San Antonio and held in their permanent collection.
1. San Antonio de Bexar Partial Inventory List, 1760.
2. Vitrines containing contemporary interpretations of 1760 San Antonio de Bexar Inventory List.
3. Mesh banner of Lithics excavated on site during Plaza de Armas building renovation.
4. Oral History Transcript with Kay Hindes, City of San Antonio Archeologist.
5. Sawhorse Table with Restored Historic Marker Take-A-Way Poster.
6. 1861 Poem Referring to Lynching tree on Flores St.
7. Stereo Photographic Image of Original Jail nicknamed 'The Batcave". (Front and Back)
8. Photograph of Military Plaza, 1890. Courtesy of San Antonio Conservation Society. (Front and Back)
9. Oral History Transcript with Frank Liberto, local business owner.
10. Saw Horse table containing take-a-way motivational poster.
11. Digitally-merged composite photograph of Plaza de Armas building in 1960's from original 35mm negatives.
12. Newspaper story telling details of 1968 fire that destroyed much of the interior of the Plaza de Armas building.
13. Photograph of San Antonio firefighters working to extinguish the flames.
14. Audio File from Panel Discussion with Project Architects Rachel Wright and Allison Chambers and Artist Mark Menjivar. (not pictured)