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Old 06-15-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Yeah, I know that place! I took a pic of my car in front of it one day...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c209/M2Repsol/Yaris/IMG_1551.jpg (broken link)

It is a neat old place but unfortunately I don't know any of the history behind it; it lies just north of Rio Medina on FM471 right where CR373 meets it (here). I can't get a house number from GoogleMaps to look it up, and I've never researched information on property in Medina County but it can be done if you can get an address!

Cheers! M2
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yikes! I think I just saw "mother" sitting in front of the upstairs window in her rocker and Norman Bates heading for the shower!
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I wasn't quite sure if the place was occupied or not, it gives some indication that there is activity inside but it sure doesn't look like someone's everyday domicile!

I'd love to look around inside if the owner allowed it and it was safe. These old places really interest me, which is why I like to take pictures of them as you never know when they are going to disappear...

Cheers! M2
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Egads, we went out there after work yesterday looking for it and I couldn't find the house. We ended up going down CR 371 to Paradise Canyon and WOW that road needs some serious work on it LOL.

I need to drive closer to Rio Medina, we didn't get close enough to it.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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HCHRM

If you click on the word "here" in my post (#41), it brings up the location in GoogleMaps.

It is on 471 a half mile north of Rio Medina General Store on the same side of the road.

Cheers! M2
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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Well, I got some answers today as to the history of this home. There is a general store nearby and inside they have some old pictures and information on the history of that part of Medina County. I didn't go in the store but my husband went in and said they actually have a picture inside of the home when it was in more glorious condition. He said the store worker told him that the home belongs to the Wurzbach family and I believe he said they bought it in 1917. I'm not sure of everything because what he told me was second hand info but if your ever driving past the home just stop by the store and the history is inside. I wish I could have seen it for myself but maybe next time. From what I hear the store has a lot of interesting historical information inside!
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:26 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Yeah, I've stopped by the Rio Medina General Store quite a few times over the years; it has a post office in the back that is kinda convenient.

I've wandered inside but have never really noticed the historical information as there is so much other stuff to look at! The folks there are really friendly, and are always happy to chat if you've got the time!

I'll look for the info the next time I stop by there, and take a pic if I can.

Cheers! M2
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Yeah, I've stopped by the Rio Medina General Store quite a few times over the years; it has a post office in the back that is kinda convenient.

I've wandered inside but have never really noticed the historical information as there is so much other stuff to look at! The folks there are really friendly, and are always happy to chat if you've got the time!

I'll look for the info the next time I stop by there, and take a pic if I can.

Cheers! M2
Here you go, pictures of the Rio Medina General Store and other landmarks in Rio Medina. They have good homemade cookies and brownies.

Rio Medina General Store
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:16 AM
 
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I met the engineer for that area on braun and 1604 he said it was wierd because when the workers found it everything was still in it like somebody still lived there , but nobody lived there he figured they either died some how without nobody known or he just said the hell with it and left, i mean this guy said everything was left in it the bed was made there were still dishes just like someboody still lived there,but the person must have left along time ago because from 1970 to probly 1985 my aunt lived a mile or so down braun where that school is now and i dont remember anybody
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:58 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Heading out that way tomorrow, hope to get some good shots for a new web site. Thanks for the info, Majormadman!
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