The Dashiell House

The Dashiell House (HM1KBQ)

Location: San Antonio, TX 78205 Bexar County
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N 29° 25.31', W 98° 29.305'

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(Casa Villita)

Colonel Jeremiah Y. Dashiell, a physician who served as paymaster in the U.S.-Mexico War, bought this land on the San Antonio River in 1849. Dashiell was stationed in South Carolina in l856, when he sent his wife and daughter money and instructions for construction of this house to replace an older structure on the site. A boat ferrying Army payroll funds sank while under Dashiell's command, and he was held responsible. As a result of that accident, he was forced to sell the house in order to settle his debt to the government. Augustine Morrisset owned the house from 1860 to 1910, and he and subsequent owners rented it out. The house was severely damaged in the flood of l92l. In l942, prominent local attorney C.A. Goeth sold the house to the San Antonio Conservation Society, which has maintained offices at "Casa Villita" since then.

The raised cottage takes advantage of its sloping site: the upper level captures breezes while the lower level enjoys natural cooling. It is built of limestone. The facade is handsomely designed with French doors and flanking windows.
Marker NumberF
Placed ByLa Villita Tenants Association and the San Antonio Conservation Society
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Date Added Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 549624 N 3254831
Decimal Degrees29.42183333, -98.48841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 25.31', W 98° 29.305'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 25' 18.6" N, 98° 29' 18.3" W
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Area Code(s)210
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 511 Villita St, San Antonio TX 78205, US
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