2014 WAVERLY AVENUE

WOODLAWN LAKE

 

PRICE IMPROVEMENT - $229,900

Complete remodel! Sweet one story home that has a modern open floorplan. Features include oversized bedrooms, large family room and incredible kitchen layout with plenty of storage space. A few of the upgrades include HVAC, updated electrical and plumbing, new windows, recent interior wall texture, and paint. Come see all the other features of this home! Minutes from beautiful Woodlawn Lake and downtown San Antonio.

History of Woodlawn Lake

Woodlawn Lake Park has not always been Woodlawn Lake or a city park. In 1887 General W. Russ, F. H. Brown and W. P. Anderson acquired 1000 acres of land, which is now the lake and surrounding neighborhood and was known as "Maverick’s Pasture". Under the title of the West End Town Company these men began to develop what would become the first subdivision of this type outside the city limits of San Antonio.

A dam was constructed in 1889 across Alazan Creek to create an 80-acre lake, which was supplied by two artesian wells. Soil was excavated from what would become the casting pond to build the dam. Crosstown Street Railroad operated a trolley, which ran across the dam from Woodlawn Lake to Houston Street in downtown San Antonio. With the lake, trolley and a floating dance pavilion, West End soon became a pleasure resort destination.

Tough financial times in 1894 resulted in the West End Town Company borrowing money from Julia Anderson and F. H. Baldwin. In time, the Company defaulted on the loans prompting a foreclosure on the property. Subsequently Ms. Anderson and Mr. Baldwin leased the lake and adjacent land to the Peacock School for Boys until 1910.

More Information: Woodlawn Lake Park Conceptual Master Plan, Prepared for the San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department by Ford, Powell & Carson, Inc. February 1997.

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