2017 Monte Vista Home Tour
Avenue of the Cattle Barons
This year’s Home Tour concentrates on three of the premier homes in Monte Vista. A hundred years ago, Kings Highway was the most prestigious address in all of San Antonio. The three homes on tour were among the most magnificent Houses on Kings Highway.
During Home Tour, the 100 East and West blocks of Kings Highway will be closed to vehicles (between McCullough and Howard). Parking will be available across McCullough at St Anthony’s Catholic High School.
Entertainment will be included among the festivities on the street, including music and swing dancers. Attendees may stroll Kings Highway and view from the outside other stately homes on the block.
The three homes on tour (102 E, 114 E, and 119 E) were all built before 1910 during the “Gilded Age.” No expenses were spared in the planning and building of these palatial mansions. Their beauty and elegance remains intact for Home Tour attendees to enjoy.
While strolling Kings Highway, be sure to check out the remains of the magnificent arched gateway that once arched over the street at McCullough. Large red sandstone blocks with intricate iron work insets still are left from the once enormous gateway.