Details for Old Edward Steves (Stevens) House (Atlas Number 5029005117)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5029005117


Marker Number 5117
Atlas Number 5029005117
Marker Title Old Edward Steves (Stevens) House
Index Entry Stevens, Edward
Address 509 King William St.
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 548974
UTM Northing 3253806
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 509 King William St., San Antonio
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Excellent example of Lavish Victorian architecture of late 1800s. Built in 1874 by German immigrant Eduard Steves, founder of a family promient in city financial and social circles. Stuccoed limestone exterior walls are 13" thick. The richly decoraed front porch reflects skilled carpentry and millwork. Rain water once drained into a cistern formthe Mansard roof. The San Antonio Conservation Society acquired house in 1958.