Details for William and Mary Ann Richter House (Atlas Number 5029013156)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5029013156


Marker Number 13156
Atlas Number 5029013156
Marker Title William and Mary Ann Richter House
Index Entry Richter, William and Mary Ann, House
Address 419 S Presa
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 549570
UTM Northing 3254177
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; vernacular (Architectural term); medical topics and health professionals
Marker Year 2002
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location San Antonio, 419 S Presa; MARKER REPORTED MISSING 5/2011
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text La Villita neighborhood reflects the influence of immigrants as San Antonio grew, from Spanish settlers in the late 1760s, to German, Swiss and French families coming in the 1840s. Records indicate William and Mary Ann (Mozer) Richter, both German immigrants, built their home here in 1868-69, reportedly for access to leeches in the acequia, or irrigation ditch. A barber, licensed also as surgeon and dentist, Richter used the leeches in his practice. His heirs sold the home in 1947 to the Vsidro Zepeda family, who occupied it until the 1990s. Retaining its historic design, the stuccoed limestone building serves as a reminder of the early German population of the city. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-2002