Midtown in San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Jay Adams House
Developer Jay E. Adams came to San Antonio from Denver in 1888 to invest in real estate. His main focus was an area north of the city that he named Laurel Heights. To set the standard for construction, he built this three story Queen Anne-style house designed by Solon McAdoo and Albert P. Woolley. The home is built of rusticated limestone and wood. It features covered porches, wood shingle decoration, carved stone detailing, leaded and stained glass windows and elaborate metal work. Dazzling features of the home are the rounded corner tower, multi-planed roof and intricate front porch railing with griffins flanking the main entry. The two-story carriage house is built of brick and rusticated stone and has a rounded tower with conical roof.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2012
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17233.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 29° 27.075′ N, 98° 29.843′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 505 Belknap 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. Christ Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); Roy and Madge Hearne House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Women's Club of San Antonio (about 800 feet away); David J. and May Bock Woodward House (about 800 feet away); Otto Koehler House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belknap Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monte Vista Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Anthony Catholic School (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 206 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.