Details for O. Henry House (Atlas Number 5029002453)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5029002453


Marker Number 2453
Atlas Number 5029002453
Marker Title O. Henry House
Index Entry O. Henry House
Address 601 Dolorosa
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 548755
UTM Northing 3255108
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration; writers and poets
Marker Year 1964
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location corner of Laredo and Dolorosa Sts.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Typical of the homes of early German settlers, this two-room dwelling was built by John Kush about 1855. It originally stood on south Presa Street. It was occupied in 1895-96 by William Sidney Porter, who gained national renown as the short story writer O. Henry. Here he issued a weekly humourous newspaper, "The Rolling Stone". In 1960 the structure was moved to this location by the Kush Family and the Lone Star Brewing Company.