Photos of Aztec Theatre, restoration now underway
A series of pages.
...updated 11/2005
Construction photos of my most recent large project.
The Sweet Grapes Project.
Photos from August 2002, thru June 2003.
Commissioned by the Las Casas Foundation,
this is for the Majestic Theatre.
Installation began on 08/02.
.....page updated 06/2003
Some photos of a large project from 2001.
A series of pages.
.....new 3/2001
Apprentice Tom
My dad and the crew in 1947.
.....new 2/2003
Empire Theatre Lobby
I have redone this page.
.....refreshed 1/2003
Empire Theatre Eagle
I have redone this page.
And added a link to cinematreasures.org.
Some great info on theatres from around the world.
.....refreshed 7/2002
Embellished San Antonio, Texas
Gargoyles and grotesques.
There are about a dozen pages linked from this page.
.....new 6/2002
Majestic Theatre
I have brightened the photos of the theatre at all the links from this page.
There are about two dozen photos that were taken during the theatre restoration
.....refreshed 04/02
Photos of unidentified work
by Hannibal Pianta
email if you can help to locate these
Big jpeg files. Broadband connection helps.
.....created 12/2000
Photos of the Goliad Memorial Auditorium
Hannibal Pianta, 1936
.....created 12/2000
New photo of the cartouche and surrounding elements
at the Empire Theatre Proscenium Arch
.....updated 11/2000
New photo from the 20s,
the Majestic Theatre Lobby Frishmuth surround
.....updated 10/2000
New photo from the 20s,
the Majestic Theatre Lobby Aquarium surround
.....updated 10/2000
New construction photos of the Empire Theatre
.....updated 9/2000
Two new photos of the Texas Theatre
.....updated 9/2000
1930 photo of the Empire Theatre's copper eagle
The photo is courtesy of Ed Gaida and Jack Judson
.....updated 9/2000
Photo of the Menger Hotel from the horse and buggy era
.....updated 9/2000
New photo of the Havana Hotel
.....updated 9/2000
Two new photos added at the Hannibal Pianta page
.....updated 8/2000
Photo of Hannibal's work at the corner of Houston and Bowie
..... created 8/2000
Photo of Hannibal's work at the corner of Fredricksburg Rd and Sandoval
.....created 8/2000
Two new photos of the San Antonio City Council Chamber
.....updated 7/2000
New photo of the coffered ceiling at the San Antonio City Council Chamber
.....updated 7/2000
New photo of Battersby's San Antonio City Crest
.....updated 7/2000
Photos from Battersby Residence and related subjects
links to a total of five pages.
.....created 6/2000
Seven pages of finished restoration at Empire
.....updated 2/2000
Eight new pre restoration photos at Empire
.....updated 2/2000
New photos from the proscenium arch at Empire
.....updated 2/2000
Growcock Residence - new photo
.....updated 2/2000
Hannibal Pianta, master modeler
.....six photos added 9/99.
The new Pianta photos were provided by F. Monaco,
circa 1900 thru about 1930.
Pace residence, with photos
.....created 7/99
Photo of decoration at Empire rosettes
.....created 6/99
Menger Hotel lobby construction photos
.....created 6/99
Sites containing history, opinions, etc
related to my trade.....created 2/99

 
 
 
 
 
click here to go to the introduction page
 
 
Resume List  list of recent projects, and leads to restoration notes.
 
Some Other Jobs  page created 01 23 99
 
Empire Theatre  text on theatre history, and links to images
 
        H. Pianta, master modeler photo of him in studio, photos of studio
        Detail 1 Two photos of finished restoration
        Detail 2 Three more photos of finished restoration
        Detail 3 Two more photos of finished restoration
        Detail 4 Two more photos of finished restoration
        Detail 5 Three more photos of finished restoration
        Detail 6 Two more photos of finished restoration
        Pre Restoration Photos seven photos taken in 1989
        Empire final restoration text on theatre restoration
        Some of the restoration staff
        Old Paint / New Paint comparison
        Other Images From The Empire links to other photos
        Rosette installation  detail from construction and finished decoration
 
Majestic Theatre  text on theatre history, and links to images
 
        Venus she stands center stage above the proscenium arch
        Sweet Grapes this bronze statue stands in the lobby
        Detail 1 Four photos taken during the 1989 restoration
        Detail 2 Two photos taken in 1999 in the mezzanine lobby
        Lynn Ford Award picture of my dad and I with Craftsman Award
        Cherubs by Battersby created for A.C.E. in 1992
 
Texas Theatre  from across Houston St. created on 12 27 98
 
Maverick Bldg  page created 12 06 98
 
Robt. E. Lee Hotel  page created 11 23 98
 
Havana Hotel  page created 11 23 98
 
Col. C. C. Gibbs Residence  page created 12 20 98
 
        Damaged Capital (before picture) 12 20 98
 
San Antonio Express News Bldg  page created 12 20 98
 
        Conference Room Ceiling (before and after picture)
        Pompeo Coppini's Enlightening of the Press 12 20 98
        Eagles on building facade 12 20 98
        Front view of ExNews Bldg 12 20 98
 
Frost Bank Bldg  page created 12 08 98
 
        Coffered Ceiling viewed from the floor
            and closeup of ceiling rosette 12 08 98
        J.C. Scholtze Crest carved in 1925
        T.M. Battersby Crest modeled in 1994
        View the model for the Battersby City Crest
 
Exchange Bldg  page created 12 05 98
 
Thomas Residence  page created 12 06 98
 
        Detail photos of ceiling details (01 20 99)
 
Pace Residence  two photos
 
Pace Residence 2  more photos (fireplaces, shells, vent hood, etc.)
 
Menger Hotel Lobby  history and construction notes
 
        Some construction photos from the Menger lobby
 
Growcock Residence  page created 06 06 99
 
 
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