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Published on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

La Villita

La Villita Historic Arts Village is now under the management of the Department for Culture and Creative Development for the City of San Antonio. Soon you will find all information, calendars, and forms related to La Villita Historic Arts Village at www.sahearts.com, the official site of the Department for Culture and Creative Development and your guide to arts and culture in San Antonio.

Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was San Antonio's first neighborhood. It was originally a settlement of primitive huts for the Spanish soldiers stationed at the Mission San Antonio Valero (the Alamo). After a flood in 1819, brick, stone and adobe houses replaced the earlier structures. In 1836, La Villita was the site of General Santa Ana's cannon line in the Battle of the Alamo and a map from early that year showed the village to be of considerable size.

Late in the 19th century European immigrants from Germany and France moved into the area. These pioneers became San Antonio's business leaders, bankers, educators, and craftsmen. The cultural mix that occurred at this time is best illustrated by the variety of architectural styles reflected in La Villita's buildings. The architecture portrays the evolution of buildings from palisado to Victorian Houses.

The first part of the 20th century saw La Villita decline into a slum area. In 1939, as ground broke on the San Antonio River Walk development, city fathers led by Mayor Maury Maverick acted to preserve this colorful part of San Antonio's history. Today La Villita is a thriving art community that stands as a monument to San Antonio's past. La Villita is on the National Registry of Historic Districts.

For more information on La Villita, including its art galleries, shops and restaurants call (210) 207-8614.

Programs & Classes

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Si necesita asistencia en español para inscribirse en clases o necesita información sobre nuestros programas llame al 210-207-3047.

Amenities Available for Rental

The following amenities are available for rental. Use the links below to view facility details or calendar availability. For information on facilities rental, please visit La Villita Rental & Reservations or email: lavillita@sanantonio.gov.

Amenity Details Availability
Alamo Walkway  View Details  View Availability
Arneson River Theater  View Details  View Availability
Bolivar Hall  View Details  View Availability
Cos House  View Details  View Availability
Maverick Plaza  View Details  View Availability
O'Neil Ford Plaza  View Details  View Availability
Plaza Juarez  View Details  View Availability
Plaza Nacional  View Details  View Availability
Villita Street  View Details  View Availability
Location:418 Villita Street 78205
Park ID117
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Author: Abraham Solis (ITSD)

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Park Location: 418 Villita Street   San Antonio, Texas

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La Villita
418 Villita Street

Facility Info

Amenities

  • Bike Rack
  • Restrooms
  • Walking Trail

Reservations

To reserve a facility call 210.207.7275

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 Reservations

Programs & Classes

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