Monte Vista Historical Association
Located a mile and a half north of downtown San Antonio the Monte Vista National Historic District is home to approximately 3,000 residents. Distinguished in architecture, and built primarily from San Antonio's "Gilded Age," defined as extending from 1890 to 1930, encompasses the most extensive neighborhood of this particular era in Texas.
On December 10, 1998, the entire Monte Vista neighborhood acquired national landmark status when it was included on the National Register of Historic Places. This efffort concluded a long-term crusade by the Monte Vista Historical Association, an organization built in 1973 as enthusiasm, coupled in stride with a sense of responsibility, in which many San Antonio residents have continued to demonstrate through the twentieth century.
While experiencing a high volume of growth during its "Guilded Age" San Antonio, which has become the largest city in Texas, was built primarily by cattle baron and oilmen who were drawn to the cities northern edge to develope their custom homes and raise up their families.
Making up roughly 100 city blocks, this area seemed to escape destruction that plagued similar neighborhood areas throughout Texas during the middle of the twentieth century. This site was preserved and now designated as the Monte Vista Historical District, and is made up of some 3,000 San Antonio residents.
Monte Vista know for its diverse architectural makeup, features homes built not only for the wealthy, but also includes properties for a more modest crowd as well. Real Estate has continued to be a sound investment in this small San Antonio community where tradition has thrived throughout the years.
Rather than following suit of the usual spanish style architecture which was so prominent in that era, San Antonio architects thought outside the box and used a high level of diversity when developing the area. The end result features an attractive mix of Queen Anne, Georgian, Hollywood bungalow and Victorian era architecture that gives the Monte Vista a very unique feel.
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