Tejada House

Tejada House (HM1KCG)

Location: San Antonio, TX 78205 Bexar County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 25.294', W 98° 29.366'

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(The Caxias House)

This house appears on the 1873 city map and was probably built by Jose and Refugia Duran Tejada, who bought the land in 1855 from Concepcion Ruiz. Ernest Hessler, who already owned the two houses to the west on Presa Street, bought the property in 1880, and the small alley in front became known as Hessler Street. Leon Foutrel bought the three houses from Hessler in 1891. The residence was rented for many years, and was owned by the City Public Service Company prior to acquisition by the City of San Antonio in 1940. As part of the La Villita restoration, the street was renamed Calle Hidalgo in honor of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, who proclaimed Mexico's independence from Spain in 1810. The house is dedicated to Luis Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias, Brazil's most famous soldier in the national fight for independence.

This house is one of only three structures in La Villita built of adobe bricks, and this is the only building whose walls are supported by buttresses. These features suggest that it was built by Hispanic craftsmen.
Marker NumberO
Placed ByLa Villita Tenants Association and the San Antonio Conservation Society
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Date Added Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 2:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 549526 N 3254801
Decimal Degrees29.42156667, -98.48943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 25.294', W 98° 29.366'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 25' 17.64" N, 98° 29' 21.96" W
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Area Code(s)210
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 214 N Presa St, San Antonio TX 78205, US
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