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REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS          

 

HISTORICAL RESTORATION OF AN ALFRED GILES DESIGNED RESIDENCE

Owner:  Alan Warrick, Esq. and Dr. Cynthia Warrick - San Antonio, Texas    

Description:  Restoration of the Emil Elemendorf Home (originally designed by Alfred Giles) - located
in Dignowity Hill Historic District, San Antonio, Texas. The house was constructed in the mid 1880s for the
Emil Elemendorf family on the corner of Burleson St. and N. Hackberry St.  The home is a two (2) story
structure with 20 thick limestone walls and standing seam gabled metal roof. 

The upper floor features three  (3) bedrooms, a parlor and a dining room with a large main entry hallway. 
The lower floor (partially below grade) features the kitchen, a play room and an additional bedroom.

 A sistern was featured at the rear and porch with direct access to all rooms.  Over the years, the house
was converted into a rooming home with multiple apartments.

 In 1979, the Warrick family acquired the house with the idea of restoring the home to its original character. 
Architect, Porter Dillard was commissioned in 1980 to conduct the historical restoration under the processes
outlined by Texas Historical Commission and U.S Department of Interior Historic Preservation Program -
receiving a grant to off-set the cost for the restoration.