Mystery Behind San Antonio’s Miraflores Park Uncovered

“It’s an explanation of Mexican culture, of Aztec culture, and his new culture he found here in San Antonio, Texas, and the United States.”

By Jack MorganJune 15, 2018 9:30 am| , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

You may have seen it while driving on Hildebrand, approaching Broadway in San Antonio – there’s a massive, tiled gate. Inside are curious sculptures and benches. It’s called Miraflores, and its past is fascinating. Now it appears its future will be, too.

Four lanes of fast-moving traffic, where the University of the Incarnate Word ends at Hildebrand, suggest this has always been a busy place – but that’s simply not the case.

“We were sort of in the hinterlands of San Antonio,” says Lynn Osborne Bobbitt of the Brackenridge Conservancy.

“Hildebrand was known as Cow Street, and there were cows across the road,” she says. “It began about the same time that he began creating this space.”

“He” is the man who created this private park: Aureliano Urrutia, a doctor from Mexico who immigrated to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Urrutia quickly established a medical practice.

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