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Roy and Madge Hearne House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder
N 29° 27.002 W 098° 29.826
14R E 548769 N 3257952
Quick Description: This TX historical marker is located by the front gate (on the left when facing the house) beside the sidewalk and the retaining wall onto the property at 300 West French Place, San Antonio, TX 78212.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2019 9:07:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM11QAN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Hearne House is on the southeast corner lot at intersection of West French Place and Belknap Place. It is a walled-off property, so the only views are gotten from looking through the front gate toward the front porch or from the higher ground of the parking lot of the church across the street in front or beside the house. Be aware of but don't be surprised by the guard dogs.
Marker Number: 18444

Marker Text:

The arrival of the railroad in 1877 led to construction of new residential developments. including this neighborhood overlooking town near San Pedro Springs. W. McLeroy "Roy" Hearne (1873-1917), a cotton broker, and his wife, Madge Houston Williams (1871-1955), granddaughter of Sam Houston, purchased property on French Place in 1910. They chose architect Atlee B. Ayres and contractor Eugene Davis to build their house. The eclectic design features Prairie, Craftsman, Mission and Neoclassical elements. The granite, limestone, green barrel tile roof, large pavilions and porches highlight the house's distinct exterior. The interior retains its original mosaic tile floors, crown moldings, large windows and wood paneling.

Recorded Texas Historical Landmark - 2016
Marker is property of the State of Texas

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