Gustav Blersch House

Gustav Blersch House (HM28JK)

Location: San Antonio, TX 78204 Bexar County
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N 29° 25.004', W 98° 29.564'

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This house is one of three standing antebellum structures in the King William Historic District.
Gustav Blersch, a German immigrant, importer and retail dealer, built this two-story limestone home in 1860 with designer Gustave Freisleben and contractor John Hermann Kampmann.
Blersch sold the property to banker James T. Thornton in 1871. The Thorntons enlarged the house, adding a two-story rear wing and bay window. From 1883 to 1905, the home was owned by numerous families. In 1905 it was purchased by William Clarkson. Porches were enclosed and a sleeping porch added c.1920. In 1948 the home was sold to cousins, the Watson family, who continue to care for this historic structure.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2011
Marker is property of The State of Texas
HM NumberHM28JK
Year Placed2011
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 549208 N 3254264
Decimal Degrees29.41673333, -98.49273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 25.004', W 98° 29.564'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 25' 0.24000000000008" N, 98° 29' 33.84" 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 201 Washington St, San Antonio TX 78204, US
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