Jeremiah Dashiell House

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Jeremiah Dashiell House
Jeremiah dashiell house 2014.jpg
Dashiell House in 2014
Jeremiah Dashiell House is located in Texas
Jeremiah Dashiell House
Jeremiah Dashiell House
Jeremiah Dashiell House is located in the United States
Jeremiah Dashiell House
Jeremiah Dashiell House
Location511 Villita St.,
San Antonio, Texas
Coordinates29°25′32″N 98°29′26″W / 29.42556°N 98.49056°W / 29.42556; -98.49056Coordinates: 29°25′32″N 98°29′26″W / 29.42556°N 98.49056°W / 29.42556; -98.49056
Builtc. 1840
Part of
RTHL #13340
Significant dates
Designated CPJanuary 20, 1972,
February 23, 2018
Designated RTHL1962

The Jeremiah Dashiell House is located in the Bexar County city of San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas. Also known as Casa Villita, it was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.under that name in 1962.[2] It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Bexar County, Texas as a contributing structure of the La Villita Historic District.[3]

House details[edit]

This two-story limestone house fronts the San Antonio River Walk and was built c1850 by contractor J.H. Kampmann; the San Antonio Conservation Society (SACS) acquired the property in 1942 and did a restoration. Between 1953 and 1974, SACS used it as their headquarters.

Eventually, SACS moved their headquarters to the Anton Wulff House, and used the Dashiell house as the operational office for A Night in Old San Antonio;[4] the structure is currently being leased to the Fig Tree Restaurant.[5] When the National Park Service designated La Villita as a national historic district in 1972, the Dashiell house was listed as a contributing property.[6]

Jeremiah Yellot Dashiell[edit]

Jeremiah Yellott Dashiell (1804–1888) was one of nine physicians who help found Louisville Medical College.[7] Born and educated in Baltimore, Maryland, his earliest practice was in Louisville, Kentucky, his position as a political appointee under President James K. Polk brought him to San Antonio in 1849. He purchased property in the city and had Casa Villita built for himself.

During the Civil War he enlisted in the Confederate States Army and served under former Texas Governor Francis R. Lubbock. When the war ended, Dashiell became a newspaper editor in San Antonio,[8] he died in 1888 and is buried at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in San Antonio.[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2013-11-02). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Casa Villita". Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks. Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  3. ^ "La Villita Historic District". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  4. ^ Fisher, Lewis F (1996). Saving San Antonio: The Precarious Preservation of a Heritage. Texas Tech University Press. p. 222. ISBN 978-0-89672-372-6.
  5. ^ "The Dashiell House". Fig Tree Restaurant. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  6. ^ "NRHP CP Dashiell House". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  7. ^ Kleber, John E (2000). The Encyclopedia of Louisville; the University Press of Kentucky. pp. 604, 605. ISBN 978-0-8131-2100-0.
  8. ^ "A Guide to the Jeremiah Yellot Dashiell Papers, 1848–1906". Briscoe Center UT-Texas at Austin. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  9. ^ Col J Y Dashiell at Find a Grave
  10. ^ Cutrer, Thomas W. "Jeremiah Yellott Dashiel". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved September 29, 2012.

External link[edit]

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