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.

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Brantley Hightower

Brantley Hightower is an architect at HiWorks. He also teaches at San Antonio College and is the interim editor of Texas Architect magazine.