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

Ernst Homestead

 
 
Ernst Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 17, 2012
1. Ernst Homestead Marker
Inscription. Built about 1890, this home was constructed on land bordering the Mission Concepcion Acequia (Canal). In 1896 the site was purchased by Prussian native William Ernst (1830-1904), a former mail carrier between Fredericksburg and San Antonio. Ernst acquired a reputation as a talented cook, and while in Mexico during the U.S. Civil War, he prepared a supper for Emperor Maximilian. His culinary skills earned him an appointment to the Emperor's staff as a chef. After Maximilian's execution in 1867, Ernst returned to San Antonio, where he operated a restaurant on Alamo Plaza.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983

 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1498.)
 
Location. 29° 25.141′ N, 98° 29.406′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on South Presa Street 0.1 miles north of East Cesar Chavez Blvd, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 S. Presa Street, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commemorating (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The German-English School Buildings
Ernst Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 17, 2012
2. Ernst Homestead Marker
(about 700 feet away); John W. Smith (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hessler House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Weaving Building And Kiln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bolivar Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Hessler House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tejada House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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