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Monte Vista Historic District

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Dec 17, 2021

The Monte Vista Historic District is an affluent neighborhood of about 3,000 people located in MidtownSan Antonio, Texas, USA. The district stretches from the southern area near San Antonio College (Ashby Place) to its most northern point along Hildebrand Avenue (near the city of Olmos Park). It was officially registered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. Because of this, homeowners must adhere to rules and regulations set by the San Antonio Office of Historical Preservation and approved by the San Antonio Historic Design and Review Commission as well as the San Antonio City Council.

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Monte Vista
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Typical Monte Vista Historic District street sign.

Monte Vista began development in 1889 when real estate developers took an interest in a goat pasture about 2 miles north of Downtown San Antonio. Homes were built street by street, with different developers owning blocks at a time. Building was largely completed by the 1930s.

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The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) serves Monte Vista from the Central Substation.[1]

The United States Postal Service Laurel Heights Post Office is adjacent to and outside of Monte Vista.[2]

The district is within the San Antonio Independent School District.[3] Most of Monte Vista is zoned to Cotton Elementary School, and Mark Twain Middle School, both outside of the district.[4][5] Some residents are zoned to Hawthorne K-8 Academy, also outside of the Monte Vista district.[6]Edison High School, outside of the district, serves all of Monte Vista.[7]

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio operates the St. Anthony Catholic School (K-8) and the St. Anthony Catholic High School in Monte Vista.[8][9][10]Keystone School, a K–12 private school, is in Monte Vista.[8][11] San Antonio Academy, a private PK-8 school for boys, is in Monte Vista.[8][12] The Monte Vista Montessori School is also located in Monte Vista.

The district is adjacent to Trinity University and San Antonio College.[3]

The Hannah Landa Memorial Library of the San Antonio Public Library is located in the district.[13]

  1. Map of San Antonio Police Service Areas.” City of San Antonio. Retrieved on March 29, 2010.
  2. Post Office Location – LAUREL HEIGHTSArchived 2010-04-25 at the Wayback Machine.” U.S. Postal Service. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
  3. District MapArchived 2010-04-15 at the Wayback Machine.” Monte Vista Historical District. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
  4. Cotton Elementary Boundary MapArchived 2010-06-21 at the Wayback Machine.” San Antonio Independent School District. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
  5. Mark Twain Middle Boundary MapArchived 2010-06-21 at the Wayback Machine.” San Antonio Independent School District. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
  6. Hawthorne Academy Boundary MapArchived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine.” San Antonio Independent School District. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
  7. Edison High Boundary MapArchived 2010-06-21 at the Wayback Machine.” San Antonio Independent School District. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
  8. Map of StreetsArchived 2010-04-15 at the Wayback Machine.” Monte Vista Historical District. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
  9. St. Anthony Catholic School.” St. Anthony Catholic School. Retrieved on March 25, 2010. “205 W. Huisache, San Antonio, TX 78212.”
  10. SACHS Home.” St. Anthony Catholic High School. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
  11. About KeystoneArchived 2010-03-17 at the Wayback Machine.” Keystone School. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
  12. Academy Facts.” San Antonio Academy. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
  13. Landa Library.” San Antonio Public Library. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.

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