After receiving landmark designation earlier this year, the Hughes House is back on the market again.
Thanks to the local designation, the next owner this 1913 Prairie style landmark can qualify for a local tax exemption for substantial rehabilitation. The house is also eligible for the Conservation Society’s annual Community Building Grants program. We begin accepting applications August 1, 2023.
Internationally famous dancer Russell (La Meri) Hughes (1898-1988) grew up at 312 W. Courtland, where she gave some of her earliest performances. She went on to become known as the “undisputed queen of ethnic dance,” later teaching dance in New York City and publishing several books.
The Archdiocese of San Antonio purchased this architectural gem in 1965, using it as a Catholic Student Center for 50 years. Responding to community concerns about a pre-sale demolition, the Archdiocese put the house on the market in 2022. May Chu and Andrew Weissman, who purchased the house that June, had intended to renovate the building.