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Steves Homestead, San Antonio

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Edward Steves Homestead is located in the Bexar County city of San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas. It was designed by architect Alfred Giles and designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. The main house was donated to the San Antonio Conservation Society in 1952. The organization completely restored the main house as a museum and now conducts daily tours. The complete homestead property consists of four individual structures: the main house museum, the carriage house, the river house, and the servants' quarters. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Bexar County, Texas, as a contributing structure of the King William Historic District.
Alfred Giles, as an employ of John H. Kampmann, is credited with designing the main house. Locally quarried limestone was used in construction of the four-bedroom house. It was completed in 1877 for $15,000. In 1970, the house was listed as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. The house features a mansard roof and 13-inch-thick exterior walls. It was fairly modern for its time, with a telephone line, electric lighting and running water. The parlor doors in the house featured American-made etched glass panels.
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  • We loved learning about the history of this historic home. I wish all buildings were open but They weren’t. Lovely self Guided tour and the attendant was really nice.  more »
  • It took research on my part to find this historic home, but it was worth the effort. This house is absolutely beautiful. Located in the historic King Williams neighborhood, this under advertised...  more »
  • It was good experience. Just have to be careful not to bump into to things
  • I want this house!!! This place is gorgeous and I've been coming here since 2004. It's just so breathtaking and tabs you back just in that Era. This Victorian home is just so ideal. I've also taken the tour back in 2004 and there's so much deep history in this home is just so awesome. If you think the outside is nice, you're gonna live the inside! The garden is great and they even had a stable for the horses. The fountain in the front yard makes it look so pretty. I believe it's 3 stories, but Idk. I also remember them showing us the kitchen, which was in the basement because of weather modifications. It's a must see!!!!

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