Thiele House


411 6th StREET

J. Riely Gordon, known more for his imposing mansions and public buildings, designed this modest raised cottage of buff-colored brick for a locally prominent German immigrant, August Thiele. Gordon’s design is notable for the distinctive horseshoe-shaped arch that dominates the elevated porch. Together, the Thiele House and the adjacent Engleman-Muench House illustrate the evolution of vernacular architecture in San Antonio during the last half of the nineteenth century. The Thiele House was renovated for offices in 1978 by Breig and Bratton.

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