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Spanish Governor's Palace - San Antonio, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 29° 25.491 W 098° 29.739
14R E 548921 N 3255162
Quick Description: The only remaining 18th-century Spanish aristocratic home in Texas.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2008 1:14:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM2ZNT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 137

Long Description:
The Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio was constructed in the first half of the 18th century intended to safeguard the Mission San Antonio de Valero - also known as The Alamo - and its surroundings. In spite of its name, the Spanish Governor's Palace wasn't really a palace, nor was it the governor's residence. The Spanish Governor's Palace served as home and headquarters to the presidio captain and later, while Texas was still a Spanish colony, as the seat of Texas government.

Today, the Spanish Governor's Palace is a museum and the only example of an 18th-century Spanish aristocratic home remaining in Texas. The one-story stucco building features 10 rooms with period furnishings, a courtyard, and a fountain that is said to be haunted.

Unfortunately, we only spent one evening in San Antonio and the building was already closed for the day. So, all we could do was taking one underexposed picture and hope for visitors to this waymark to supply better photos.

Street address:
Spanish Governor's Palace
105 Military Plaza
San Antonio, TX USA
78201


County / Borough / Parish: Bexar

Year listed: 1970

Historic (Areas of) Significance: The only remaining 18th-century Spanish aristocratic home in Texas.

Periods of significance: 1700-1799

Historic function: Seat of Texas government

Current function: Museum

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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