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June 1 in San Antonio history…

1860
 Robert E. Lee is counted in the 1860 Federal census, living at Ladreska [sic] Phillips‘s boarding house here (right).

1929
The Smith-Young Tower [now Tower Life Building] is completed at a cost of $3 million.  It will be the tallest building west of the Mississippi River until the late 1950s.  The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

1976
Demolition begins on the Household Furniture Building, a building dating back to the late-19th century and located on Commerce Street.  (The location is now a multistory city parking garage.)

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