ULI San Antonio invited its members to think about new ways to use the historic property at 128 Mission Rd.
By Shari Biediger / Rivard Report
The history of the Yturri-Edmunds House goes back nearly two centuries, its thick adobe-brick walls and original furnishings, a limestone acequia, and restored mill the durable remnants of early 19th-century life in San Antonio.
Guided tours of the home make it possible to picture what it might have been like for Ernestine Edmunds and her ancestors to reside on this stretch of the San Antonio River north of Mission Concepción. The home was recently reopened after being closed for three years during road construction in the area. Now San Antonio Conservation Society leadersare asking for help in imagining its future.
On the home’s back lawn last week, the group hosted a meeting of the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and invited its members to think about new ways to use the historic property at 128 Mission Rd. Before the brainstorming began, representatives from the San Antonio River Authority, the City’s Historic Preservation Office and World Heritage Office, and others discussed what’s been happening in the area in recent years and what’s to come.