The early 1931 photo above shows the main gate to Randolph Field, with Seguin Road and the railroad angling from lower left to upper right. Airport City is in the upper center, with Converse a little further in the distance. There is no Pat Booker Road at this time. When leaving Randolph one had to turn right to go to Schertz or left to go to Converse and on to Ft Sam Houston and San Antonio. In addition to the spur that runs off to the left of the photo there is a siding in front of the gate where a railroad station would later be built between the siding and the mainline. The dark object at right center with a white “chimney” is actually two structures. The black object is a water tank, while the white structure is a tower on a pump building that raised water to the tank. See another photo below for a better idea of what those two structures looked like. Although the three doctors had owned the land for over a year, Universal City had yet to be platted or the streets laid out, as the bare area in the foreground attests. Aviation Boulevard would later cross this area, parallel to the railroad tracks. (USAF)

The early 1931 photo above shows the main gate to Randolph Field, with Seguin Road and the railroad angling from lower left to upper right. Airport City is in the upper center, with Converse a little further in the distance. There is no Pat Booker Road at this time. When leaving Randolph one had to turn right to go to Schertz or left to go to Converse and on to Ft Sam Houston and San Antonio. In addition to the spur that runs off to the left of the photo there is a siding in front of the gate where a railroad station would later be built between the siding and the mainline. The dark object at right center with a white “chimney” is actually two structures. The black object is a water tank, while the white structure is a tower on a pump building that raised water to the tank. See another photo below for a better idea of what those two structures looked like. Although the three doctors had owned the land for over a year, Universal City had yet to be platted or the streets laid out, as the bare area in the foreground shows.

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