Yturri-Edmunds Historic Site
The Yturri-Edmunds Historic Site was once the property of Manuel Yturri, a successful merchant who acquired the first portion of what would be a large piece of property in 1823. The main house, which is a museum (although as of July 2017 it is not open to the public), is one of the few adobe block houses left in San Antonio. Completed by 1820, it is a good example of the architectural style employed during the Hispanic period in Texas. Other historic buildings are located at the site as well, including an operational grist mill, a carriage house, and a stone house; the latter two were brought here from other sites. Give its historical and architectural significance, the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
Backstory and Context
"Yturri-Edmunds - House Museum." San Antonio Conservation Society. Accessed July 12, 2017. https://www.saconservation.org/OurHistory/PropertiesPurchased/SocietyProperties/tabid/153/ArticleID/...
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