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Mueller-Petmecky House

 
 
Mueller-Petmecky House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 29, 2014
1. Mueller-Petmecky House Marker
Inscription.  
The original portion of this house probably was built between 1848 and 1850 by Willis Wallace, who was granted the land by the German Immigration Company. Of fachwerk construction, the two-room home later was acquired by German farmer Heinrich Mueller, Jr. Mueller's daughter Augusta and son-in-law A. W. Petmecky, who served as justice of the peace for 42 years, built the limestone addition after the birth of their second child in 1895.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1983

 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10083.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 30° 16.178′ N, 98° 52.135′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on South Washington Street (U.S. 87) 0.1 miles north of Augusta Street, on the right when traveling north. Mounted directly on right side of front door. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 South Washington Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. Kiehne-Herrmann Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The William Rausch House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nimitz Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schmidt-Gold House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maier-Alberthal Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nimitzplatz (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Life in Fredericksburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); No Fear of Hard Study (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mueller-Petmecky House Photograph.
Old photograph of Mueller-Petmecky house, date unknown (but after the 1895 addition) (Submitted on December 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. History of the term "Fachwerk".
This juxtaposition of exposed timbered beams and infilled spaces created the distinctive "half-timbered", or occasionally termed, "Tudor" style, or "black-and-white". The term half-timbering is not as old as the German name Fachwerk or the French name colombage, but it is the standard English name for this style. (Submitted on December 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Mueller-Petmecky House Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 29, 2014
2. Mueller-Petmecky House Marker (wide view)
Mueller-Petmecky House (<i>Original fachwerk structure c1848</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 29, 2014
3. Mueller-Petmecky House (Original fachwerk structure c1848)
Mueller-Petmecky House (<i>Limestone addition c1895</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 29, 2014
4. Mueller-Petmecky House (Limestone addition c1895)
Fredericksburg Inn (<i>commercial addition behind Mueller-Petmecky House</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 29, 2014
5. Fredericksburg Inn (commercial addition behind Mueller-Petmecky House)
Fredericksburg Inn (<i>commercial addition behind Mueller-Petmecky House</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 29, 2014
6. Fredericksburg Inn (commercial addition behind Mueller-Petmecky House)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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