Pioneer Flour Mills was initially founded as the C.H. Guenther Mill by Carl Hilmar Guenther, a millwright who immigrated to the United States from Germany in the late 1840s. Guenther built his first mill in 1851 in Fredericksburg and later relocated it one mile south of San Antonio in 1859. Guenther’s first mill in San Antonio was located along the San Antonio River across from King William Street adjacent to his home and on the grounds of the present day Pioneer Flour Mills. Guenther’s mill was the first flour mill and the first steam and water powered mill built in the city. For more info click here.
This was a stop on the trolley tour that was in time for lunch so I enjoyed a small meal at the restaurant here. Since there was just one trolley driver this day I had a good hour until the next trolley would come.
After I ate my lunch I went up the stairs to see a portion of the house and visit the gift shop.
After lunch I strolled along King William Street to enjoy viewing the large mansions some of which are being nicely restored.
Soon I’ll share many of the mansions I saw on King William Street just across the way from the Guenther House.
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Tuesday’s Treasures hosted by Tom The Backroads Traveler.
ABC Wednesday started by Mrs. Nesbitt and carried on by a great team with Roger at the helm.
Happy Victoria Day to our neighbors in the North!
Hope you all have a great day off today. What are you doing to celebrate?
Check out Anneliese’s Queen Elizabeth Cake!