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

The Weaving Building And Kiln

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
1. The Weaving Building And Kiln Marker
Inscription. This property was the site of a small caliche house that stood at 105 Nacional Street. Because of its poor condition, the house was demolished during the restoration of La Villita in 1939. The property had been owned by Josť Maria Monjaras and Damaso de los Reyes in the mid- to late-l9th century.

One of the original purposes of the La Villita restoration project was to promote arts and crafts, and the kiln and weaving building were part of the program. The kiln was used to fire clay pavers, plaques and other materials used in the restoration of La Villita, and later for the crafts programs that were taught here. The weaving building provided space for another NYA craft program. The craft classes taught in La Villita for many years eventually led to the development of the Southwest Craft Center.
 
Erected by La Villita Tenants Association and the San Antonio Conservation Society. (Marker Number R.)
 
Location. 29° 25.291′ N, 98° 29.368′ 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 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
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By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
2. The Weaving Building And Kiln Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Tejada House (here, next to this marker); Hessler House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Hessler House (a few steps from this marker); Bolivar Hall (a few steps from this marker); Herrera House (a few steps from this marker); Benito Juarez (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.)
 
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The NYA Kiln image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
3. The NYA Kiln
 
 
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 212 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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