Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SAN ANTONIO: KING WILLIAM DISTRICT


On our trip to San Antonio one of the representatives at the visitor center suggested that we visit the King William District, located about 3/4 mile south of the Riverwalk area.  It was a great suggestion.  The area, located just east of the San Antonio River, is filled with classic homes that have been or are in the process of being restored.  We spent about an hour walking through the area before returning along the river to the Riverwalk area.  

Some of the houses that we passed were large southern colonials.





While others were more modest homes that were, nevertheless, distinctive and handsome in their own right.




Well maybe not this last one.

Many of the homes sported statuary.


And several were fronted by wrought iron fenceworks, and I couldn't resist taking a few shots of those.



These were not just museum pieces.  People were living in them and I felt a bit uncomfortable pointing my camera at them, though they are probably accustomed to that.  

Anyone who enjoys residential architecture and who finds himself in San Antonio would be well advised to visit the King Williams District.

John

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed our city. If that is your thing, there are many more areas of our town, hidden but quite elegant.

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