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Edward Steves Homestead

509 King William St., San Antonio, TX 78204
The Edward Steves Homestead

The Edward Steves Homestead.

Photo credit: Larry D. Moore [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

The Edward Steves Homestead was the home of a 19th century San Antonio city alderman who also owned a lumber company. It consists of four structures: the main house museum, the carriage house, the river house, and the servants' quarters. The main house, completed in 1877, was fairly modern for its time, with a telephone line, electric lighting and running water. It was designed by Alfred Giles in the French Second Empire style. The grounds, exterior and interior were restored in 1954 as a museum with period furniture. Yale University donated an antique 1857 Chickering and Sons grand piano. The property is owned and operated by the San Antonio Conservation Society.

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