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Old 12-01-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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By the way, in a different thread (post #158) a picture of the gate in front of the house in post #41 showed it was once a resident of Arnold Wurzbach!

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Old 12-02-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yep, it's still there. We take our Odyssey to Gunn for servicing and the exit out of that area takes you right by the house...

View 1. View 2, View 3, and View 4

Good on them for saving it, it does appear they are using it for office space and/or storage but the fact that it was left intact shows respect.

Cheers! M2
I did some research on that area a long time ago which I posted to the original Gone But Not Forgotten thread. I want to say if my memory serves me correctly that whole areas east of where Gunn Honda sits now was owned by the DeZavala family. The building within Gunn Honda was actually a stage coach stop that was the last one before the stop on 9 Mile Hill, where Wolfe's Inn was and the original Wurzbach mansion still sits today.

I've done a lot of research on the Wurzbach family, but never heard of an Arnold Wurzbach. I'll have to start looking...
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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The old place at Culebra and 1604 was Dan Persyn's, simply called "Dans". That was a neat old place. I have a friend who I always tease since they tore it down because he used to stop in there and drink a beer everyday after work. I bet they got a pretty penny for that corner.
Next to Dan's, where the Sonic is now was an old farm house and a barn. It was marked "Tezel Farm" in paint. In a corner of the barn was a pile casting molds for machinery parts labeled Alamo Iron Works. The property was locked but my brother in law knew how to get in. The combination on the lock was 3006. I don't know if he knew it or guessed it but many deer leases used that combination back then.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I vaguely remember that being there, and it's sad that such history is scraped away to make room for a Sonic! Same with Dan's, I still kick myself for never stepping foot in there at least once just so I could say I did. I honestly didn't think this area would explode like it did, we left for three years to live in Europe and I was shocked when I returned at how much had changed. Unfortunately, much of that change came at the expense of historical landmarks that can never be replaced...

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Old 01-27-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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There's been a lot of construction work going on around the two buildings that this thread was originally about, it appears that someone may be relocating them. I can only catch glimpses on my way home from work, but it seems as if the buildings are being cleared and prepared for moving. I guess the City of SA Historical Preservation Office may have some info, I sent them an email to find out but if anyone has any additional sources I would be grateful if they could inquire as to what is going on as well...

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Old 01-27-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Used to go to Dan's all the time as a kid, and again later when it became a hangout for some of us "old school" riders....pulled up there on a GL1500 one day, and some squid on a Sporty spouted off about "rice burner". One of the other old-schoolers beat me to him, and quietly explained to him that he'd best be leaving before a "rice-burner" rider taught him some old-fashioned manners.....<evil grin>
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Wow, this is the response I got from the SA Office of Historic Preservation...

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An adaptive reuse. They'll be joined with a new building and made into a restaurant.
I am going to reserve judgment until I see the new restaurant, hopefully the design will accentuate the historical aspects of the old homestead!

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I drove by there today to see if the VN Pho Noodle place is any closer to opening than it was a few weeks ago (it doesn't appear to be! ) and I had a pair of binoculars so I could read the TABC license application sign on the building where the restaurant is going. The name is the "Two Step Restaurant and Cantina" and I could find no info on it via the 'Net.

They're doing a lot of renovation and construction around the two old buildings, it will be quite interesting to see how it turns out!

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Old 04-01-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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See folks, that's how you break up the monotonous restaurant chains around here. Find old building and convert them. Or, better yet, simply don't knock down trees. If there are large oak trees, use them to hide other businesses.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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I just passed by Braun and 1604 again today, and circled the building, and still no signs, looks like it's still several weeks away from being complete. I did look up some of the permits online, and noticed one referenced a 'smoker' it will have installed in the building. I plan to be a customer in the first few days of whatever it is, simply to applaude what looks like an excellent re-use of one of the areas historic buildings.
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