La Villita Cos House Restoration – San Antonio TX

Description

It is generally believed that General Martin Perfecto de Cos, a brother-in-law of Mexico’s President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, surrendered to the Texan commander, General Edward Burleson, after the five-day Siege of Bexar in December 1835 at the Villita Street building known today as the Cos House. This structure is considered to be the oldest building in the “Little Village” since it pre-dates the 1835 surrender. The building was restored through the efforts of NYA workers as part of the La Villita restoration project.

Source notes

http://www.lavillitaheritage.com/history-of-la-villita
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hpl01
Marker on property

Project originally submitted by Elizabeth Hilburn on February 18, 2014.

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Location Info


503 Villita St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Coordinates: 29.42204, -98.488673

One comment on “La Villita Cos House Restoration – San Antonio TX

  1. Celia C Roesser

    I researched the plat and found this to be my ancestor’s home. It belonged to the last Spanish Governor of Texas, Antonio Maria Martinez. See:
    1. Letters of Antonio Martinez, the Last Spanish Governor of Texas, 1817-1822
    Mattie Austin Hatcher and Antonio Martinez, The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jul., 1935), pp. 66-72, Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/30235542?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
    2. [Transcript of letter from Governor Antonio María Martínez to Moses Austin, February 8, 1820] Retrieved from http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth216421/
    3. Handbook of Texas Online, Martinez, Antonio Maria, Retrieved from http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fma65.

    If you would like additional information to confirm, please contact me by email.

    Celia Castillo Roesser

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