TheJohn H. Wood, Jr. Federal Courthouse located at Hemisfair in downtown San Antonio.
The John H. Wood Jr. Federal Courthouse at Hemisfair in downtown San Antonio opened during the 1968 world's fair as the Confluence Theatre. Credit: Courtesy / Brantley Hightower

A large group of politicians recently descended on an empty lot in downtown San Antonio to break ground on a new federal courthouse. Of course, San Antonio already has a federal courthouse. In this chapter of the San Antonio Storybook we’ll find out the history of this building and the important part it played in the history of San Antonio.

Brantley Hightower

Brantley Hightower

Brantley Hightower is the founder of HiWorks, an architecture firm, and the author of the 2015 book The Courthouses of Central Texas. His podcast, San Antonio Storybook, can be found at the Rivard Report.