Old Edward Steves House

Location: 509 King William St., San Antonio, TX

Steves House Excellent example of Lavish Victorian architecture of late 1800s. Built in 1874 by German immigrant Eduard Steves, founder of a family prominent in city financial and social circles. Stuccoed limestone exterior walls are 13" thick. The richly decorated front porch reflects skilled carpentry and millwork. Rain water once drained into a cistern form the Mansard roof. The San Antonio Conservation Society acquired house in 1958.