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  • Writer's pictureChristina Mantas

Ghost of the Roaring Twenties

The "Queen of San Antonio;" "Waldorf of the West."

Staying at O'Casey's Boutique Inn will bring history alive, even for the most stubborn of your children.

San Antonio touches on each part of the past, and weaves it in to our present.

Tuesday Nights at the St. Anthony offer a special treat; and you don't need to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy it.

Let the valet open the tall golden doors, and ascend the steps into a sparkling marble lobby. Make a left, and walk down San Antonio's famed, lush green, Peacock Alley.

Do you hear that sound?

To the left, you'll find the St. Anthony Quartet: A charming jazz and swing band, that will wink, smile, and solo their way into your heart. From the 1920s through the 1960s, the St. Anthony quartet greeted every guest with pop tunes of the day.

But today, they serve to bring us to another time. Two San Antonio Cattlemen planned the St. Anthony Hotel, in 1909. It was innovative and the lobby sought to showcase Texas to the East, as rising economic powerhouse. Luxury was the name of the game.

The St. Anthony Quartet is actually the "Dirty River Jazz Band;" a local favorite, that generally plays New Orleans Jazz; but at the St. Anthony, they play solely pre-WWII music. Make your requests, have a seat in one of the comfortable velvet couches, and let your kids listen to the sounds of 100 years ago, in halls 110 years old.

It's a great way to relax after exploring the Riverwalk. Stop by Candy's Old Fashion Burgers for a local dinner favorite, along the way.

We'll see you back at the O'Casey's Boutique Inn, after your family's time-traveling adventure.

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