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West in McLennan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Groppe Building

 
 
Groppe Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. Groppe Building Marker
Inscription. One of the first German settlers in the area, August Groppe, Sr. (1840-1919) had this structure built in 1892, the year the town of West was incorporated. A prominent cotton farmer and businessman. Groppe hired local brickmasons and used bricks that were made near West to construct the first brick building in the town's business district. The late 19th-century structure has housed numerous businesses, including a dry goods store, grocery, and drugstore.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2289.)
 
Location. 31° 48.143′ N, 97° 5.522′ W. Marker is in West, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is on North Main Street near Oak Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 North Main Street, West TX 76691, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Crash at Crush (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Crash at Crush (approx. 3.9 miles away); Abbott Schools (approx. 5.7 miles away); L.C. McKamie
Groppe Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. Groppe Building and Marker
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Abbott Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Abbott (approx. 5.8 miles away); Abbott United Methodist Church (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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