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Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mason-Foster House

 
 
Mason-Foster House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jenn Wintermantel, April 21, 2019
1. Mason-Foster House Marker
Inscription.  A native of New York, local businessman James H. Mason (1835-1916) constructed his home here shortly after he purchased the site in 1887. He later developed a spring on the property for mineral baths and a medicinal drink. John J. Foster (1867-1935), a Del Rio attorney and civic leader bought the residence in 1905. During his ownership major additions were made to the home, originally a four-room frame structure. Interior detailing included artwork by Foster's wife Mary (1868-1958). The residence remained in the Foster family until 1962.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3240.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 29° 20.89′ N, 100° 53.759′ W. Marker is in Del Rio, Texas, in Val Verde County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 Hudson Drive, Del Rio TX 78840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylor-Rivers House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Val Verde Winery (about 800 feet away); Roy Bean, C. S. A.
Mason-Foster House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jenn Wintermantel, April 21, 2019
2. Mason-Foster House Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Old Perry Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Seminole-Negro Scouts (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cassinelli Gin House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brown Plaza (approx. half a mile away); Santos S. Garza (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Del Rio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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May. 20, 2022