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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Dashiell House

(Casa Villita)

 
 
The Dashiell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
1. The Dashiell House Marker
Inscription. Colonel Jeremiah Y. Dashiell, a physician who served as paymaster in the U.S.-Mexico War, bought this land on the San Antonio River in 1849. Dashiell was stationed in South Carolina in 1856, when he sent his wife and daughter money and instructions for construction of this house to replace an older structure on the site. A boat ferrying Army payroll funds sank while under Dashiell's command, and he was held responsible. As a result of that accident, he was forced to sell the house in order to settle his debt to the government. Augustine Morrisset owned the house from 1860 to 1910, and he and subsequent owners rented it out. The house was severely damaged in the flood of 1921. In 1942, prominent local attorney C.A. Goeth sold the house to the San Antonio Conservation Society, which has maintained offices at “Casa Villita” since then.

The raised cottage takes advantage of its sloping site: the upper level captures breezes while the lower level enjoys natural cooling. It is built of limestone. The facade is handsomely designed with French doors and flanking windows.
 
Erected by La Villita Tenants Association and the San Antonio Conservation Society. (Marker Number F.)
 
Location. 29° 25.31′ 
The Dashiell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
2. The Dashiell House Marker
N, 98° 29.305′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on Villita Street west of South Alamo Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Little Church of La Villita (a few steps from this marker); Gray-Guilbeau House (a few steps from this marker); Original Site of St. Philip's College (within shouting distance of this marker); Articles of Capitulation (within shouting distance of this marker); Bombach House and Store (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Philip's College (within shouting distance of this marker); Losana House (within shouting distance of this marker); La Villita (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .  La Villita Historic Arts Village. (Submitted on May 4, 2015.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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