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Steves Homestead, San Antonio

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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. 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • Visited the Steves Homestead Museum last Saturday with a group of friends. We had a great time wandering through the beautiful rooms and the garden and loved learning some of the history of the house and family. It was $10 per person and masks were required.
  • 1/14/2020 Wed. 12:15pm.. This is so beautiful there is so much history with this family! We were short on time and only saw a few rooms, maybe next time we can have more time here. I took a few photos! I will post comments later?

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