December 02, 2022

This historic San Antonio home for sale is rumored to have had a basement speakeasy in the 1920s

A Victorian home in San Antonio's Monte Vista Historic District has hit the market for $1.25 million, and it includes plenty of stately turn-of-the-century features — along with rumors of a clandestine past.

“According to legend the basement was a speakeasy in the ’20s,” the home's seller, Darien McWhirter, told the Express-News when the property was featured in 2015's Monte Vista Home Tour.

The basement may have been the party spot during Prohibition. Hover, the four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath house comes with a much more elegant place to throw a shindig: an expansive ballroom with polished wood floors and a coffered ceiling.

A spacious entry area includes a carved staircase that passes by multiple stained glass windows, and a covered porch wraps around the front of the house, according to the property listing.

This home is listed by Carey Morgan with Phyllis Browning Co.

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This historic San Antonio home for sale is rumored to have had a basement speakeasy in the 1920s
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This historic San Antonio home for sale is rumored to have had a basement speakeasy in the 1920s
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This historic San Antonio home for sale is rumored to have had a basement speakeasy in the 1920s
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This historic San Antonio home for sale is rumored to have had a basement speakeasy in the 1920s
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This historic San Antonio home for sale is rumored to have had a basement speakeasy in the 1920s
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This historic San Antonio home for sale is rumored to have had a basement speakeasy in the 1920s
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This historic San Antonio home for sale is rumored to have had a basement speakeasy in the 1920s
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This historic San Antonio home for sale is rumored to have had a basement speakeasy in the 1920s
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This historic San Antonio home for sale is rumored to have had a basement speakeasy in the 1920s
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This historic San Antonio home for sale is rumored to have had a basement speakeasy in the 1920s
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