Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"Santa Gertrudis" - King Ranch, Kingsville, Texas

"Santa Gertrudis"  -   King Ranch Headquarters, Kingsville, Texas

VIEW FROM EAST
 THE KING RANCH, "SANTA GERTRUDIS", NEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
 ADAMS & ADAMS, ARCHITECTS

VIEW FROM NORTHEAST
 THE KING RANCH, "SANTA GERTRUDIS", NEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
 ADAMS & ADAMS, ARCHITECTS

VIEW OF PASSAGE OF CORRIDOR ABOUT COURT
 THE KING RANCH, "SANTA GERTRUDIS", NEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
  ADAMS & ADAMS, ARCHITECTS

LIVING ROOM
 THE KING RANCH,  "SANTA GERTRUDIS", NEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
  ADAMS & ADAMS, ARCHITECTS

VIEW OF LIVING-ROOM
 THE KING RANCH,  "SANTA GERTRUDIS", NEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
  ADAMS & ADAMS, ARCHITECTS

DINING-ROOM
 THE KING RANCH,  "SANTA GERTRUDIS", NEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
  ADAMS & ADAMS, ARCHITECTS

VIEW OF LIBRARY
 THE KING RANCH , "SANTA GERTRUDIS", NEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
  ADAMS & ADAMS, ARCHITECTS

FIRST FLOOR FLOOR
 THE KING RANCH, "SANTA GERTRUDIS", NEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
  ADAMS & ADAMS, ARCHITECTS

SECOND FLOOR PLAN
 THE KING RANCH, "SANTA GERTRUDIS", NEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
  ADAMS & ADAMS, ARCHITECTS
  The Big House, as it is called, was originally built to provide living quarters for five families. Tiffany windows look out onto a central courtyard. The furniture, a great deal of which was fashioned on the ranch, is simple and sturdy; the fixtures are copper and brass, the banisters oak. The paneled dining room seats fifty and is decorated with large photographs of the winning races of King Ranch thoroughbreds, including Assault's capture of the Triple Crown. On the walls of the main living room, which is half the size of a tennis court, are murals of the Alamo and ranch life.

  Captain Richard King, the founder of the King Ranch, died in 1885, leaving his whole estate to his widow Henrietta. To manage the ranch Mrs. King appointed her husband's young lawyer, Robert Justus Kleberg II, who had already made a formal proposal for the hand of their daughter Alice GERTRUDIS King. The couple were quietly married in June 1886 and founded a King-Kleberg family line that has operated the ranch ever since. King Ranch website.

  Click HERE to read THE LAST EMPIRE for more on the family and history of the ranch. wikimapia location.

1 comment:

  1. Assault & Middleground are buried there, as is Bold Venture...the sire of both those two.

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