SAN ANTONIO-- The King William District is full of diversity and plenty of stories. The two-story home at 114 Cedar Street is the latest buzz.
The San Antonio Independent School District recently bought the property, but they don't really want the home. The property is right behind Bonham Academy and would make a great playground, but the old home would have to go. Lead paint and other challenges would make it impossible to bring it up to school standards.
"Our goal is to preserve the home, but have someone buy it and move it to another location so we can build the new buildings and have additional space for the kids to use," said Maclovio Perez, SAISD bond communication manager.
The home was built by the famous English architect Alfred Giles back in 1892.
That makes the 120-year-old structure a big part of the King William District. It's historical significance means any changes to the structure would first have to be approved by the Office of Historic Preservation.
Demolition would be nearly impossible - and moving it would require approval.
"We want to be good stewards and good neighbors," said Perez. "We'd like to move it so we can expand the footprint of the school."
The home was most recently used as a four-plex. Several residents told us it was a known drug-house.
The Bexar County Appraisal District shows the property valued at about $154,000.
The Giles home is up for auction with the starting bid at $150.