For the past few months I have been gradually moving from our northside house to a 13th floor condominium downtown in the Vidorra. One of my goals at the new house is to take long walks around downtown. On a walk yesterday with Hannah (our dog) I came across a large garden in HemisFair Park south of the Tower that I hadn’t noticed before.
The garden is at the Maximillian Schultze House, one of the 24 original structures on the HemisFair site. According to the Hemisfair Park master plan site inventory, the Schultze house was built about 1893 and during HemisFair it housed the Sur Le Pouce, a Swiss bakery and restaurant. The San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce currently occupies the building and maintains the garden. The Bexar County Master Gardeners developed and maintained the garden until April 2010.