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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 0.10mi
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508 King William St, San Antonio, TX 78204, USA
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Kaiser Wilhelm 1
There are 79 historic structures in the 22 blocks that make up this neighborhood. In the 1700s, this land was part of farmland that belonged to Mission San Antonio de Valero, better known as The Alamo. During the latter 1800s, it was transformed into an elegant residential neighborhood by prominent, mostly German merchants, cattlemen, doctors, lawyers, and other professionals. The name King William honors Kaiser Wilhelm I, the Emperor of Germany at that time. After you have parked your car walk over one block away from Alamo St., turn right on King William Street, and go to the first house on your right, at 528 King William Street. Almost every major architecture style is on display along this street. We will point out examples, but the main emphasis will be on the stories of the people who built and/or lived in these homes. I will also include current valuation data in case you want to come back and buy one. This tour uses GPS to determine your position to begin the narrative, so please stay on the sidewalks unless crossing the street. At any time, if you wish to replay the narrative you just heard, press the large forward arrow at the bottom of your phone. Be sure that the little selector at the bottom right is on Auto Play ON
Place #2
Distance: 0.05mi
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508 King William St, San Antonio, TX 78204, USA
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Beisenbach House
The Who’s Who of San Antonio Architects designed homes here. This Stick Style home, built in 1880 for 1800 dollars eventually served as the office of O’Neil Ford, The architect responsible for the restoration of La Villita and buildings at HemisFair and Trinity University. Anytime you look at our HemisFair Tower, you can say you have been to the place that served as his office during that period. Other famous architects we will mention include J. Riley Gordon, Alfred Giles, and Atlee Ayres, all of which were giants in their field. Take time to read the historic sign. This house is currently valued at 650 Thousand Dollars
Tour itinerary stops | Additional places you'll see on this self-guided tour

Map Pin Place 1 Kaiser Wilhelm 1
Map Pin Place 2 Beisenbach House
Map Pin Place 3 Edward Steves House
Map Pin Place 4 Johnson Street Bridge
Map Pin Place 5 Nix House
Map Pin Place 6 George Kalteyer House
Map Pin Place 7 Ike West House
Map Pin Place 8 Edmunds House
Map Pin Place 9 Villa Finale
Map Pin Place 10 Groos/Butt House
Map Pin Place 11 Art Moderne
Map Pin Place 12 Oppenheimer House
Map Pin Place 13 Alfred Giles House
Map Pin Place 14 Greek Columns
Map Pin Place 15 Joske Home
Map Pin Place 16 Altgelt House
Map Pin Place 17 Germans in Texas
Map Pin Place 18 Nameless House
Map Pin Place 19 Art League
Map Pin Place 20 Ball Houses
Map Pin Place 21 Anton Wulff House

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