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

Bullis House

 

— Gen. John Lampham Bullis —

 
Bullis House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 17, 2010
1. Bullis House Marker
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Official Historical Medallion - Texas Historical Commission

Completed in 1909 for Gen. John Lampham Bullis, this Neo-Classical Revival Residence was designed by San Antonio architect Harvey Page. A native of New York, Bullis spent much of his career on the Southwestern frontier. In 1873 he took command of a company of Seminole Scouts, whose success in tracking and combating Indian Raiders attracted national attention. Gen. Bullis, for whom nearby Camp Bullis is named, lived here until death in 1911.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 568.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Buffalo Soldiers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 29° 26.571′ N, 98° 27.881′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of Pierce St. and E. Grayson St. on Pierce St.. Marker is on the porch
Bullis House Marker - on the porch wall, to the right of entrance image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 8, 2010
2. Bullis House Marker - on the porch wall, to the right of entrance
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of the Bullis House which is now the known as the "Bullis House Inn" which is presently headquarters of the San Antonio International Hostel. The building is across East Garrison Street from Fort Sam Houston. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 621 Pierce St, San Antonio TX 78208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M-59 Armored Personnel Carrier (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); M-48 Medium Tank 90mm "Patton" (about 400 feet away); Ft. Sam Houston Quadrangle and Staff Post (about 400 feet away); M-56 Howitzer 105mm Towed (Yugoslavia) (about 400 feet away); M-1905 Field Gun (about 500 feet away); Sam Houston House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tether Wall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ludwig Mahncke (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .  Bullis House Inn Bed & Breakfast - History. (Submitted on August 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Government Hill Historic District; Bullis House Inn; San Antonio International Hostel; Black Indians; Seminole Negroes; 118th U.S.C.I.; USCT; 24th Infantry Regiment, U.S.A.; Buffalo Soldiers.
 
Gen. John Lampham Bullis image. Click for full size.
National Archives
3. Gen. John Lampham Bullis
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,127 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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