Midtown in San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Roy and Madge Hearne House
The arrival of the railroad in 1877 led to construction of new residential developments, including this neighborhood overlooking town near San Pedro Springs. W. McLeroy "Roy" Hearne (1873-1917), a cotton broker, and his wife, Madge Houston Williams (1871-1955), granddaughter of Sam Houston, purchased property on French Place in 1910. They chose architect Atlee B. Ayres and contractor Eugene Davis to build their house. The eclectic design features prairie, craftsman, mission and neoclassical elements. The granite, limestone, green barrel tile roof, large pavilions and porches highlight the house's distinct exterior. The interior retains its original mosaic tile floors, crown moldings, large windows and wood paneling.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2016
Erected 2016 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18444.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
Location. 29° 27.002′ N, 98° 29.826′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 West French Place, San Antonio TX 78212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Otto Koehler House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jay Adams House (about 400 feet away); Christ Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); David J. and May Bock Woodward House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Women's Club of San Antonio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monte Vista Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belknap Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Committee on Public Safety (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.