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

Hessler House

(The Canada House)

 
 
Hessler House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
1. Hessler House Marker
Inscription. Juana Francisca Montes de Flores inherited this property from her husband, Jose Leonardo de la Garza, and sold it to Ernest Hessler in 1869. Hessler built this house before 1873, when it appears on the city map. He never lived here, and in 1891 sold this and two adjacent houses to Louis Foutrel. Foutrel lived here and rented the other properties. He was a salesman for the Singer Manufacturing Company, later an engineer, and finally ran a grocery store at 223 South Presa Street, where he retired after 1909. A succession of renters occupied this house before it was acquired by the City of San Antonio in 1940.

In the spirit of Inter-American Cooperation, the Hessler House was designated The Canada House by the framers of the NYA restoration project.

A stone-lined cistern is located on the south side of the house. Water was collected from the roof gutters and carried into the cistern by downspouts.
 
Erected by La Villita Tenants Association and the San Antonio Conservation Society. (Marker Number P.)
 
Location. 29° 25.294′ N, 98° 29.374′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker can be reached from South Presa Street south of Villita Street, on the right when traveling
Hessler House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
2. Hessler House Marker
north. 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. The Weaving Building And Kiln (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Hessler House (a few steps from this marker); Tejada House (a few steps from this marker); Bolivar Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Benito Juarez (within shouting distance of this marker); Herrera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowen-Kirchner House (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 232 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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