Hogg House


202 Bushnell AveNUE

This is the first great work in the Spanish Colonial Revival style with which Atlee B. Ayres became most strongly associated during the coming decade. Built for Thomas Hogg, son of Texas Governor James Hogg, its massing is focused on the monumental cylindrical stair tower, which serves as the hinge on which the plan pivots. The austere character of the elevations is highlighted by some splendid details, most notably the massive front door with its tiny window barred in wrought iron. The house was expanded by the same firm in the 1950s when a series of rooms was added to the east end, but the character of the original design was maintained.

‘San Antonio Architecture, Traditions and Visions’, AIA San Antonio, 2007