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

Losana House

 
 
Losana House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
1. Losana House Marker
Inscription. Mariano Romano Losana bought this land in 1859, and probably built this house soon afterward. It was purchased by Rafael Lopez in l866 and sold again in 1871, when the deed referred to “the house, out houses, fences and all other improvements.” After a succession of owners, Frank Scheuermann, a shoemaker who had previously lived in the Cos House, moved into this house in 1902, and purchased it in 1908. He lived here with his wife and operated his business in the house. Following Scheuermann's death in 1916, his widow continued to occupy the house until 1926. A chemical manufacturing company and a restaurant were among many tenants prior to acquisition of the house by the City of San Antonio in 1939. Hamilton Magruder and his wife Lydia lived here while he served as manager of La Villita from 1941 to 1964.

The form of this house is typical of many nineteenth century San Antonio houses. It has a gable running parallel to the street with a shed roof over the front porch and an enclosed shed at the rear.
 
Erected by La Villita Tenants Association and the San Antonio Conservation Society. (Marker Number C.)
 
Location. 29° 25.308′ N, 98° 29.339′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar
Losana House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
2. Losana House Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of Villita Street and King Philip Alley, on the left when traveling west on Villita Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bowen-Kirchner House (a few steps from this marker); Articles of Capitulation (a few steps from this marker); Kitchen (a few steps from this marker); Original Site of St. Philip's College (a few steps from this marker); St. Philip's College (within shouting distance of this marker); Herrera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Church of La Villita (within shouting distance of this marker); Bolivar Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .  La Villita Historic Arts Village. (Submitted on May 4, 2015.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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