Video Introduction

Let us introduce you to where we are and what we are doing

Restoration chronology

  • 2004: Property acquired

  • 2004-2007: Property cleared of debris and overgrowth

  • 2010:  501(c) nonprofit organization created

  • 2011-2012:  Historic Building Condition Assessment Report

    • Authored by UTSA College of Architecture​

      • Funded by National Trust for Historic Preservation

      • Complete

  • 2013-2015:  Phase I Restoration​

    • Restore house foundation

    • Roof replacement - cedar shingles circa 1887

    • Interior wall stabilization

      • Funded by Private Foundation

      • Complete

  • 2015-2017:  Phase II Restoration​

    • Interior wall rebuild

    • Interior wall restoration including lime plaster

    • Window box restoration

    • SE window restoration

    • Roof fascia restoration

    • Upper east and west wall restoration/reconstruction

    • Water well rock cap restoration/replacement

      • Funded by Private Foundation​

      • Complete

  • 2019/2020:  Phase III Restoration​

    • Exterior wall restoration​

    • Window and door replacement

    • Front and back porch replacement

      • Awaiting funding​

      • Fundraising campaign in progress

How the house was constructed

Research papers and historical documents

The Montalvo House, By: Molly J. Schroeder

Texas Historical Marker Application Form

Evaluation of Application for Commemorative Marker

Texas Historical Commission - Official Record Confirmation

Texas Historical Commission - Marker Placement Confirmation

Texas Historical Commission - Marker Placement Confirmation