SUNDAY FIELD SESSIONS

Join us for some history and culture on Sunday, October 30 for field sessions that will provide a "lay of the land" of San Antonio and surrounding areas.

FS1
Historic Farms & Ranches

Date/Time: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Blas Herrera Ranch and the Presnall-Watson Homestead
Fee: $190
Capacity: 25
Dress Code:   Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes 
CEUs: 6.00
The earliest settlements around San Antonio consisted of farm & ranch complexes, vernacular properties that represent the last remaining visible vestiges of the late 18th and 19th century history of south and central Texas. Together, the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation and the San Antonio Conservation Society worked to identify, document, and preserve these resources through National Register designations for more than a decade. This field session will take participants to two significant historic ranches: the Blas Herrera Ranch and the Presnall-Watson Homestead.

 


FS2A and FS2B
Architectural River Barge Ride

Date/Time: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 12:00pm - 2:00pm or 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: San Antonio River
Fee: $25
Capacity: 25
Dress Code:   Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes 
CEUs: 2.00

No trip to San Antonio is complete without the obligatory river barge ride!  Join APT for a private architectural tour down the San Antonio River to see the major architectural and infastructure sites along the Riverwalk.  During this tour, you will pass under historic bridges, see the oldest tree in San Antonio, people watch on the Riverwalk from a unique position, and learn about the architectural history and development along the banks of the San Antonio River.

 


FS4A and FS4B

The King William Historic Neighborhood

Date/Time: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 8:00am - 12:00pm 
Location: King William Neighborhood
Fee: $75
Capacity: 20
Dress Code:   Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes 
CEUs: 4.00

Participants will be led on a guided walking tour of the King William Historic District, including a visit to two historic house museums.

In 1967, the King William District became the first neighborhood designated as a Historic District in Texas. Developed beginning in the 1860s by German immigrants, the area was known as “Sauerkraut Bend” and its main entrance was called Kaiser Wilhelmstrasse. The name was changed to Pershing Avenue during WWI while America was at war with Germany; eventually the street’s original name was restored although using its English variant. A period of decline caused structures to deteriorate through the 1940s, but an interest in the preservation of the area surfaced in the 1950s and led to its designation as a historic district as well as the restoration of many of the large, impressive homes. 

Today, the San Antonio Conservation Society headquarters are located at the northern edge of the neighborhood, as well as the Steves Homestead House Museum which is operated by the organization. Villa Finale, the only site in Texas owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, features the home of preservationist Walter Mathis and his fine collection of European furniture and art. 


 


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