A 25-block area near downtown on the south bank of the San Antonio River. In the late 1800’s the King William District was the most elegant residential area in the city. Prominent German merchants originally settled the area. It was zoned as the state’s first historic district, and has once again become a fashionable neighborhood. The area includes the following attractions. Note – RESTRICTED ACCESS: Motorcoaches/buses may obtain a Historic District Destination Point Permit to drop off and pick-up passengers (using the most direct route from the city designed arterial) for the Steves Homestead by contacting the City of San Antonio Transportation Dept. at 210/207-7378 or 210/207-7379.