San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Carl Wilhelm August Groos House
One of the founders of the Groos National Bank, Carl W. Goos (1830-1893) came to Texas from Germany in 1848. The Groos home, designed by Alfred Giles, was built in 1880 by John H. Campmann. Porch detailing on the Victorian residence reveals Gothic Revival influence. Occupied until 1948 by descendants of Groos and his wife Hulda (Moureau), the limestone structure was acquired in 1957 by the San Antonio area council of Girl Scouts, Inc.
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2287.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 29° 24.854′ N, 98° 29.617′ W. Marker was in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker was on King William Street north of East Sheridan Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 335 King William St, San Antonio TX 78204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location Norton-Polk-Mathis House (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred Giles House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elias and Lucy Edmonds House (about 300 feet away); King William Neighborhood (about 500 feet away); Site of Guenther's Upper Mill (about 600 feet away); Old Edward Steves House (about 800 feet away); Edward Steves Homestead (about 800 feet away); Sartor House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
More about this marker. Textual portion of the marker, normally mounted below the Texas Historical Medallion, is missing. Out for maintenance or update? Vandalism?
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1. Carl Wilhelm August Groos House. Designed by Alfred Giles for one of the three founding bankers of the Groos National Bank, this is a superb example of Italian Villa Style. Delicate cast iron balustrades, columns and gingerbread define the porches. A belvedere crowns the roof. As with many other area houses, native limestone was used. (Submitted on June 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. King William Historic District. During the decades after the Civil War, the King William area became the residential heart of the city's thriving German community. Many of the city's German business elite built houses there, among them the Groos, Joske, Kalteyer, and Steves families. The earliest surviving structures in the historic district from the 1860s and 1870s are simple (Submitted on June 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.