Details for Biesenbach House (Atlas Number 5507018355)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018355

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Marker Number 18355
Atlas Number 5507018355
Marker Title Biesenbach House
Index Entry Biesenbach House
Address 528 King William St.
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 548954
UTM Northing 3253736
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2016
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plaque with post
Marker Text A German immigrant, August Biesenbach (1848-1915) and his wife, Louisa (1852-1916), began construction of this house in 1880. The walls of the house are stucco over brick with a hipped roof and Gothic Revival details. From 1910 to 1955, the house was owned and occupied by members of the Guenther Mill family. In 1955, O'Neil Ford, the famed director of the La Villita restoration project, purchased the house which served as offices for his architecture firm for the next 26 years, during which time he designed the Tower of the Americas in HemisFair Park and numerous buildings for Trinity University. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2016