The King William Association Charter was submitted to the State of Texas on July 28, 1967. The purpose of a Charter is to proclaim an organization’s purpose and intent. Seven purposes are listed in the King William Charter. This article is about the second purpose:

2. In pursuance of this basic purpose, the corporation proposes to restore historic buildings and to move to or construct in the King William Area of the City of San Antonio, Texas, other buildings around which to preserve the history of the City of San Antonio, Texas, in general and the King William Area in particular, which such structures not only preserved but made functionally useful in carrying out the purpose of the corporation.

Our May 1991 Newsletter stated: “The King William Association just purchased a building at 1032 S. Alamo for use as our headquarters. As you may remember we have a 15-year-old financial gift designated for a permanent headquarters.” KWA member and architect Charles Schubert offered his services for the building’s renovation to the association without charge. Donations were received and the duplex was converted to the office and meeting space we have today. The KWA Fair, which is our main fund-raiser, has expanded, yielding more financial success and staff to handle work previously executed by volunteers. Our membership is larger than our meeting spaces. Some members have wondered if it is time for KWA to find a larger building to restore as our office/meeting space.

KWA Board members will be reviewing the Charter in conjunction with our programs. We are seeking your input. If you have any programs or ideas you think match the second purpose of the Charter, let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling me at the KWA office at 227-8786.

- Cherise Bell