If you’re driving down Fredericksburg, you might notice the iconic Cool Crest Miniature Golf sign missing. Don’t worry, no crime occurred. The historic San Antonio attraction will be taking down its sign and storing it temporarily, according to a Facebook post from Cool Crest on Monday, January 22.
Cool Crest stated that the sign is coming down in the next couple of weeks to accommodate some construction occurring on Fredericksburg Road. The site said a “beautiful facade and sidewalk” in front of Cool Crest is planned. The business hopes construction runs smoothly and the sign will be back up before it reopens on March 8.
Cool Crest Mini Golf is located at 1402 Fredericksburg Road. The mini golf course has entertained generations of San Antonians since opening in 1929, just before the Great Depression. Many similar institutions have since vanished. Today, Cool Crest is one of the oldest standing miniature golf courses in the nation. It features the original course built in 1929 and a second one from 1959.
The business has been under the Andry brothers, Mitchell, Philip, Albert, and James, for some 10 years. Years before that, the place was closed due to the declining health of the previous owner Maria Metzger. Metzger and her husband Harold, a prominent local German-American businessman, ran the course since 1937.
In 2009, San Antonio’s Historic and Design Commission designated Cool Crest a “historically significant site.” The following year, the city’s zoning commission and city council unanimously approved it as a “historically significant property,” according to the company’s website.