History

TBA.  Please see “About” page for general history.

A comprehensive history of the Chapel on the Dunes and Chapel House will be available in the coming days.  The paper will include documents and information compiled by historian Maria Watson Pfeiffer, currently assisting in the historical designation process.

Maria Watson Pfeiffer, a fourth-generation San Antonian, is a self-employed professional historian, freelance historical researcher, and consultant.  She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. in Urban Studies from Trinity University. During thirty-one years as a historian and preservation consultant, she has made extensive use of primary and secondary sources, such as private and governmental records, photographs, and maps, to prepare documentation of historic sites, buildings, and districts. She has affiliations with the National Council on Public History, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Texas Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Texas State Historical Association, the Witte Museum, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, and the San Antonio Conservation Society.

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