Details for Dr. Claudius E. R. King House (Atlas Number 5029002952)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5029002952


Marker Number 2952
Atlas Number 5029002952
Marker Title Dr. Claudius E. R. King House
Index Entry King, Dr. Claudius E. R.
Address 819 Augusta St.
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 551013
UTM Northing 3255605
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term); design and construction; medical topics and health professionals; English immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1973
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 819 Augusta St., San Antonio
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built by English-born physician C.E.R. King (1839-1919), who came to America in 1851; was a Confederate Army surgeon in Civil War (1861-65). He moved to San Antonio and in 1880 employed noted archtiect Alfred Giles (1853-1920), also an Englishman, to design house. In the native stone, Victorian structure, King had both home and office. Descendants resided here until 1929, when Junior League of San Antonio purchased it for use as a tea room and meeting place.