Meeting M. B “Buddy Pletz” Colonial Hills Original Builder

On Monday, April 27th, Colonial Hills neighbors gathered at “Mamacitas” to meet M. B Buddy Pletz. He generously offered to address CHNA members, and to share with us his recollections of the original Colonial Hills designs and the homes that have come to define our neighborhood.

Mr. Pletz, was one of San Antonio’s youngest builders, when he developed and built homes in the new Colonial Hills neighborhood as entries in the “Winter Wonderland” home show of February 1961. Acknowledged as the first home show in Texas, to receive national attention from, House Beautiful, Good Housekeeping, House & Home and the Hearst Newspaper System. Mr. Pletz builded several homes on Colonial Hills and became one of San Antonio’s premier builders and developers. Pictures of the event as follow.

Mr. Buddy Pletz speaking to neighbors

Mr. Buddy Pletz speaking to neighbors

display of Colonial Hills Contemporary photographs

display of Colonial Hills Contemporary photographs

Neighbors gathered at "Mamacitas" for this great event

Neighbors gathered at “Mamacitas” for this great event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M. B Buddy Pletz

M. B Buddy Pletz

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