Old Places New Spaces
On Sunday, November 11 from 12-3pm, the public is invited to The Esquire Tavern to attend the launch of Old Places New Spaces, a book that touts San Antonio’s appreciation of its historic residences. Co-authors David Strahan, Katharine McMillan, and Patricia Hart McMillan will also sign copies of the publication. A percentage of sales handled by The Twig Book Shop (including pre-event sales), will benefit Artpace.
Old Places New Spaces features 26 unique San Antonio residences, “all of which are historically significant,” says Strahan, a local architect. “Most are houses; some are apartments in repurposed commercial structures. Each house retains its Period façade—several the work of legendary San Antonio architects.” The book includes photographs of Artpace’s apartments, where our International Artists-in-Residents stay during their two-month residencies in San Antonio.
“The 26 homes from across San Antonio tell fascinating stories about the past and present culture of a vibrant city,” says research psychologist Katharine McMillan.
“Architects, interior designers, and all who love these fields will find a wealth of inspiration in the interiors that we feature. Many have been beautifully photographed by Chris Cooper. Others are by Santa Fe photographer and UTSA graduate Barbara Justice,” says Patricia Hart McMillan. “We think attendees will enjoy meeting homeowners who graciously welcomed us into their unique homes.”
Image credit: (Top) A view of one of Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence apartments, featured in Old Places New Spaces. Photo by Chris Cooper