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Hello dear luuuxers, today I want to talk to you about the King William Neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas.
In 1860 many German immigrants settle this neighborhood by the San Antonio River. It eventually came to be known as Sauerkraut Bend to the locals.
The main street into this neighborhood was named King Wilhelm in honor of the King of Prussia in the 1870s. However, during WWI, the name got changed to Pershing Avenue, and when the war was over its original came got restored. The name though, got changed to an English version, King William. This name has remained.
In 1967, King William District was named the first Historic Neighborhood District in Texas. This neighborhood has many beautiful homes with several architectural styles (Greek Revival, Victorian, and Italianate) These mansion like home are still private residences. Moreover, the neighborhood consists of only 2 streets and each 5 blocks long.
I currently live in San Antonio, and didnt have a clue this neighborhood existed until a couple of weeks ago after taking a tour in a Alamo Trolley bus. Tour busses arent allowed to go into the neighborhood cause the residents wanted it that way. They just simply got tired of tour buses crowding the streets. However, we were allowed to get off the bus and walk by the area.
Photos are not mine. They are taken from google images.