Details for Fest-Steves Block (Atlas Number 5507013349)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013349


Marker Number 13349
Atlas Number 5507013349
Marker Title Fest-Steves Block
Index Entry Fest-Steves Block
Address 115 Plaza de Armas
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 548997
UTM Northing 3255212
Subject Codes markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1977
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location MARKER REPORTED MISSING 5/2011
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This complex of four Victorian commercial structures faces Plaza de Armas, once the site of a colorful open-air market. German-born Edward Steves, A city alderman and lumber yard owner, erected the first of the 2-story buildings in 1880 on a lot next to the Spanish Governor's Palace. In 1884 Simon Fest built the adjacent Fashion Theatre and by 1888 completed two similar structures. Two of the limestone facades were destroyed in an 1891 fire and rebuilt with more elaborate brick detailing. From 1890 to 1968, Heusinger Hardware occupied part of the property. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1977