San Antonio preservationist and architect dies

July 10th, 1964

On this day in 1964, Henry John Steinbomer died in San Antonio, where he had been born in 1902. He was a zealous restorer and preserver of historic buildings in this city notable for its architecture. Steinbomer cofounded the Historic Buildings Foundation, which restored a number of early buildings before merging with the San Antonio Conservation Society. For the society he helped restore the home of José Antonio Navarro and initiated the Index of Historic San Antonio Buildings. As an architect he designed more than 100 churches across Texas. Among these are the Church of the Good Shepherd and Methodist Student Center, Austin; St. Bartholomew's Episcopal and Parkdale Baptist in Corpus Christi; First Avenue Lutheran, Galveston; St. Paul Lutheran and First Methodist, McAllen; First Presbyterian, Midland; Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Mark's Presbyterian, San Angelo; St. Luke's Episcopal, Jefferson Methodist, and Central Christian, San Antonio; the chapel of Texas Lutheran College, Seguin; and Trinity Lutheran, Victoria.

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San Antonio preservationist and architect dies

July 10th, 1964

On this day in 1964, Henry John Steinbomer died in San Antonio, where he had been born in 1902. He was a zealous restorer and preserver of historic buildings in this city notable for its architecture. Steinbomer cofounded the Historic Buildings Foundation, which restored a number of early buildings before merging with the San Antonio Conservation Society. For the society he helped restore the home of José Antonio Navarro and initiated the Index of Historic San Antonio Buildings. As an architect he designed more than 100 churches across Texas. Among these are the Church of the Good Shepherd and Methodist Student Center, Austin; St. Bartholomew's Episcopal and Parkdale Baptist in Corpus Christi; First Avenue Lutheran, Galveston; St. Paul Lutheran and First Methodist, McAllen; First Presbyterian, Midland; Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Mark's Presbyterian, San Angelo; St. Luke's Episcopal, Jefferson Methodist, and Central Christian, San Antonio; the chapel of Texas Lutheran College, Seguin; and Trinity Lutheran, Victoria.

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