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Old 07-23-2008, 04:51 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Is GWhopper still around? I'm wondering if he ever got this info!
Don't know . But, just found out that the land South Texas Medical Center and Oak Hill's Country Club sits on was once site of the Nix Dairy farm.
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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JasonEdwards posted:Hello there, I recently purchased a home near Mac Aurther high school. I am told a man named Ivan Kemper bulit it in 1960-61. Van Buren st. runs into Woodbury Dr. Mr. Doyle (neighbor) told me that it used to be called Poppe Rd. The Van Burens live on Van Buren st. (used to be the Poppe place). Poppe Rd. used to run all the way to Blossom Rd. through my lot. Can any one tell me more of the history of this area? When was the High School built? What was around it? I am wondering if it was an onion farm since every spring a white flowered onoin looking plant pops up in many yards. Also whats with all of the pecan trees? I have 7 of them and when they produce, they are yummy!
Thanks, J.E.
Jason: I know this is an old post but I hope you are still around. The Van Burens were good friends of mine. His name was Douglas Van Buren and his parents owned a construction company on the southside of San Antonio. He and his wife bought the Poppe place around 1979 or 1980. The real estate bust of the mid eighties got him. Doug passed away about 2001. His wife still lives there. He had a real estate office on N. Broadway just a few blocks from his home on Van Buren.

I worked for Doug from 1976 to 1984. I became a broker in 1978 but still worked out of his office.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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I'm glad wCat brought this thread back. Thanks wCat for creating it. I have been an old map collector for years unfortunately I no longer have most of my collection. I had geological maps, flood plain maps and old maps. It is interesting to note that Bexar County extended north to the Panhandle of Texas. 2/3 of all the counties were begat by Bexar county. Everything north was from our county as well as west and part of east.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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wCat, GWopper was going to work with me on the theatre site but I haven't heard from him in a while.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:13 PM
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wrong thread....oops!
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: San Marcos
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Actually this does not make sense. The article, or her memory, must be wrong. Nine Mile hill is where Fredricksburg and Wurzbach intersect. That's a mile away from I-10. Both the Wurzbach family estate and the Wolfe's Inn were at the top of Nine Mill hill in 1915, and both of them were not disturbed at all when I-10 was built. And the "Old House on Nine Mile hill" still stands today, it is part of the Wurzbach estate. The first attachement is the house itself as it looked in the early 1960's I think. The second attachement is a terrain map from Google identifying where Nine Mile Hill is (for more confirmation, look at some of Primo's posts on the Gone But Not Forgotten Thread). The last attachment is a Google satalite view of the house today.
I know this is an old post, but was able to find a little Wurzbach family history so thought I would post it. As it happens I went to school with a couple of the Wurzbach great-grandchildren.

This link gives info regarding the Wurzbach Estate that still stands at the intersection of Wurzbach & Fredricksburg Rd.

Meeting demands in growing market - San Antonio Business Journal:

This next link is actually an obit for Emily Wurzbach Mickler who passed away just last year at the age 107.

RHS Memorials: February 2007
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:17 AM
 
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Don't know . But, just found out that the land South Texas Medical Center and Oak Hill's Country Club sits on was once site of the Nix Dairy farm.

I wonder if this is the same "Nix" family that built the Nix hospital downtown.

BTW - I'm sure it's a coincedence, but there is a "Chedder Drive" that is near Babcock and Wurzbach in that same area!
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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Jason: I know this is an old post but I hope you are still around. The Van Burens were good friends of mine. His name was Douglas Van Buren and his parents owned a construction company on the southside of San Antonio. He and his wife bought the Poppe place around 1979 or 1980. The real estate bust of the mid eighties got him. Doug passed away about 2001. His wife still lives there. He had a real estate office on N. Broadway just a few blocks from his home on Van Buren.

I worked for Doug from 1976 to 1984. I became a broker in 1978 but still worked out of his office.
GY.....never heard from Jason again after his last post. He must still be out there with his metal detector!
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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I'm not sure exactly where it is but I have done extensive research on the De Zavala families; primarily Lorenzo, his son Augustine and his daughter Adina and the impact they made in Texas and San Antonio history. I have an article by Sam Woolford written in 1957 about John Locke (Lockhill-Selma) and Augustine De Zavala where he is also interviewing Archi Gerfers about the homestead and the destruction of the homestead to make way for IH-10. She refers to it as the old house that sits on top of nine mile hill. It's an interesting article. Let me know what additional information you might need.

Eric
Eric....just in case you're still around....I would love to talk to you about your De Zavala history. I've done a bit of research on Adina myself, but have a few missing links re: her family. She was the eldest of six children, yet when she died, the article I read said she was the last survivor of the DeZavala family. The article also referenced her father's second wife, as Mary. It appears they divorced, because her mother "Julia" was living with Adina in 1910. She had a sister named Mary and possibly one by the name of Florence. (It could be her sister was "Mary Florence")....so the other siblings may have been half siblings?

I'm wondering if anyone figured out where the De Zavala homestead was. Looks like we've determined that it was not the Wurzbach estate on Nine Mile Hill.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:31 AM
 
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Actually, Now I really would like to see that article! There seems to be other inconsistencies in it. LockHill Selma road was named after William Jackson Locke. However, he had a son named John, who had a home where the Gunn Acura dealership is now on I-10. That was certainly not 9 Mile Hill. 9 Mile Hill was a specific location named for the fact it was a hill exactly 9 miles from San Antonio at that time. The Gunn dealership, where John Locke's house was, was a few miles past that. Dezavala had a house almost next door to Locke, it was directly across the street (Then Fredricksburg, today 1-10) from the original Locke Hill school, whose structure still stands as the Northside Alternative Middle School. Judging by the amount of land today that is consumed by I-10 in front of that building, the DeZavala house must have surely been torned down by its construction. Perhaps she is talking about this house?

Interestingly, William Jackson Locke and Augustin Dezavala are reputed to have had a huge rivalry. One of their big disagreements took place over what to name the area at the time: Locke Hill or Shavano.

Locke Hill itself was the hill between Bandera and Huebner Roads, east of I-10. I presume, but can't confirm, William Jackson Locke's home must have been in this area.
Can anyone confirm this portion above highlighted in red? Bandera Rd is WAY WEST of I-10.....so this poster may have the street names incorrect. Anyone know where "Locke Hill" was located? And where does the "Selma" part originate????
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