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Alamo Street Restaurant and Theater –
Haunted Place — The Alamo Street Restaurant and
1150 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, Texas 78210
The Alamo Street Restaurant and Theater is
located in the King William Historic District, among the lovely
mansions and cottages built by German immigrants who helped to
establish San Antonio.
Many of the buildings along the River Walk
are known to be haunted. The Alamo Street Restaurant and Theater is
one that definitely is the home of a variety of spirits, though the
two most active spirits are recent arrivals.The current brick
building was built in 1912, and was the home of the Alamo Methodist
Church until 1968.
The building was vacant and the home for
San Antonio's homeless until 1976 when the Larsens fell in love
with it and bought the place. The lower floor Sunday school rooms
were transformed into a restaurant and the Green Room Dinner
Theatre. A stage was added to the original sanctuary. The lovely
European Tiffany-style stained glass windows and pressed tin
ceiling are preserved.
Spirits often become active when a building
is renovated. At least 4 spirits who either love the theater or the
building itself have made the Alamo Street Restaurant and Theater
A gentle, apparition by the name of Margaret Gething, wearing a
long, flowing dress, loves to watch rehearsals and performances
from the balcony, and has spoken to the living. When the theater is
busy with rehearsals, her ghostly activity increases. She was an
actress who lived in the King William Historic District, and died
the year before the Larsens bought the building.
Another apparition, known as Eddie, is a young boy who adores
banging around in the kitchen, playing pranks, moving objects,
turning lights on and off, and running up and down the aisles of
the theaters. It is thought that his spirit was attached to a
wheelchair brought in for a theater production.
A picture of Margaret Gething hangs in the building. Eddie added
his image to the picture after it was hung on the wall.
A gentleman dressed in turn-of-the-century clothing has been
seen in the sanctuary theater. Perhaps he was a founding member of
the Alamo Methodist Church, keeping a friendly eye on the
Margaret Gething's servant, Henrietta, who was a seamstress,
came with Miss Margaret and likes to move the costumes around.
A big yes is in order.
The spirits are accepted as part of the
restaurant and theater by the owner and the people who work and