Archaeological investigations at the Mayer house (41BX326) San Antonio, Texas




Ivey, James E.

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Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio


The Maximilian B. Mayer House (41 BX 326) once stood on the corner formed by King William Street, South Saint Mary's Street and Durango Boulevard (Fig. 1). It was torn down about 1967, but its foundations and other subsurface structures still remain in the ground. The recent acquisition and renovation by the San Antonio Conservation Society of the Anton Wulff House (at 107 King William Street) included landscaping and the planting of trees over the site of the Mayer House (at 101 King William Street). Since the land is part of the King William Historical District, this alteration of the earth necessitated a preliminary investigation by an archaeologist to determine what cultural resources might be affected and to mitigate the effects of this disturbance on any such cultural resources. The San Antonio Conservation Society entered into a contract with the Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, to conduct these archaeological investigations. The results of the investigations are presented here. All field work was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Thomas R. Hester, Director of the Center, and Mr. Jack D. Eaton, Assistant Director. The field work was done by James E. Ivey, assisted by Waynne Cox.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, San Antonio, historic buildings