The King William Association (KWA) was founded in 1967 as a voluntary neighborhood group designed to address urban and neighborhood issues, communicate ideas to city officials, and provide information to residents and visitors.Our members include property owners and renters, as well as neighborhood businesses and institutions. KWA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the active membership in September of each year.

The King William neighborhood is rich in history and cultural diversity. The area includes two local historic districts and three national historic districts, as well as properties individually recognized for their historical significance. The neighborhood offers bed and breakfasts, art galleries, restaurants, and a thriving commercial corridor. The KWA area is bordered by the Blue Star Arts Complex and its sister neighborhood, Lavaca.

KWA neighbors represent all walks of life. Living in an urban village, especially one of homes for which maintenance is a labor of love, tends to bring neighbors close together. As a long-time resident explains, "It is a neighborhood where a person is identified not by what he does, but by his house. After all, these houses were here when we came, and they'll be here when we leave."

The King William Historic District is located just south of downtown San Antonio, about 1 mile from the Alamo, on the Mission Trail Corridor. Street boundaries are E. César Estrada Chávez (formerly Durango), S. Flores, S. Alamo, Eagleland and S. Presa. The King William Association office is located in the heart of the neighborhood at 122 Madison, San Antonio, TX 78204.

The mission of the King William Association is to preserve and maintain the residential nature and support preservation of historic structures of the King William Neighborhood and the diversity of its people, to intercede on behalf of the neighborhood on issues affecting the community by all civic avenues available including advocating for residential status with the city; and to improve quality of life by building community and promoting educational, cultural and recreational pursuits and activities.    (approved 6/3/09)            

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