Details for Jay Adams House (Atlas Number 5507017233)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017233

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Marker Number 17233
Atlas Number 5507017233
Marker Title Jay Adams House
Index Entry Adams, Jay, House
Address 505 Belknap Place
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2012
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Northwest corner of Belknap Place and Russell Place
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text JAY ADAMS HOUSE DEVELOPER JAY E. ADAMS CAME TO SAN ANTONIO FROM DENVER IN 1888 TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE. HIS MAIN FOCUS WAS AN AREA NORTH OF THE CITY THAT HE NAMED LAUREL HEIGHTS. TO SET THE STANDARD FOR CONSTRUCTION, HE BUILT THIS THREE-STORY QUEEN ANNE-STYLE HOUSE DESIGNED BY SOLON McADOO AND ALBERT P. WOOLLEY. THE HOME IS BUILT OF RUSTICATED LIMESTONE AND WOOD. IT FEATURES COVERED PORCHES, WOOD SHINGLE DECORATION, CARVED STONE DETAILING, LEADED AND STAINED GLASS WINDOWS AND ELABORATE METAL WORK. DAZZLING FEATURES OF THE HOME ARE THE ROUNDED CORNER TOWER, MULTI-PLANED ROOF AND INTRICATE FRONT PORCH RAILING WITH GRIFFINS FLANKING THE MAIN ENTRY. THE TWO-STORY CARRIAGE HOUSE IS BUILT OF BRICK AND RUSTICATED STONE AND HAS A ROUNDED TOWER WITH CONICAL ROOF. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2012