Lewis F. Fisher is the author of numerous books about San Antonio and Texas, including and Greetings from San Antonio: Historic Postcards of the Alamo City, American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio’s River, Saving San Antonio: The Preservation of a Heritage, Maverick: The American Name That Became a Legend, Chili Queens, Hay Wagons, Fandangos, and The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio. He has received numerous local, state, and national writing awards and was named a Texas Preservation Hero by the San Antonio Conservation Society in 2014. His latest book is Brackenridge: San Antonio’s Acclaimed Urban Park.
Book by Lewis F. Fisher
Extensively researched and illustrated with some two hundred archival photographs and vintage postcards, "Brackenridge: San Antonio's Acclaimed Urban Park" is the first comprehensive look at the fascinating story of this unique park and how its diverse layers evolved to create one of the city's foremost gathering places.
Brackenridge Park began its life as a heavily wooded, bucolic driving park at the turn of the twentieth century. Over the next 120 years it evolved into the sprawling, multifaceted jewel San Antonians enjoy today, home to the San Antonio Zoo, the state's first public golf course, the Japanese Tea Garden, the Sunken Garden Theater, and the Witte Museum.