Posted 5 years ago
This may not interest too many people who do not live in Texas, but I thought I would post it just for fun. What you are looking at is probably the only Cementville Road street sign left in existence.
Here is a little background info on the town:
“The community was established about 100 years ago near the Alamo Cement Company and was home to mostly poor Mexican-American cement workers and their families. In its early years, Cementville was practically cut off from the rest of San Antonio with the nearest bus line to the city two miles away. Yet in its heyday, Cementville built a community swimming pool and had a marching band. In the 1980s, the cement company moved to a new location north of the city, and by that time, Cementville had slowly faded away. The site is now home to Lincoln Heights, a tony suburb, the Alamo Quarry Market, an upscale shopping center, and the Quarry Golf Club, a golf course that has been rated one of the best in the state.” There were about 90 cottages in Cementville and Cementville road was only about three blocks long.
About 1986 or 87, a friend of mind had a contract to scrap out some items at the old plant site and I got to go along with him. The town was completely gone, just some overgrown streets and foundations. However, the abandoned cement plant was still there. I found the sign still attached to its pole lying in a ditch.
The second and third pics are what it looked like when we were poking around there, and the fourth pic is what it looks like today.
I assume it is enamel over metal, great condition.