Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Loeffler - Weber House
Log room and loft were built by German emigrant Gerhard Rorig as his home in first winter of Fredericksburg's existence, 1846- 47. Noted cabinetmaker Johann Martin Loeffler added typical rock and half-timber rooms and cooking fireplace, 1867; his son-in-law, J. Charles Weber, in 1905 restored the southeast lean-to. For Loeffler-Weber family, this was home or Sunday house for 90 years.
Restored 1964 by Mr. And Mrs. George A. Hill III
Consultant Albert Keidel, Architectural Designer
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1971
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10072.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 30° 16.823′ N, 98° 52.758′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 290) 0.1 miles west of North Edison Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 508 West Main Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Vogel Sunday House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Republic of Texas German Immigrant Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sunday Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kuenemann House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Johann Joseph Knopp House (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Kammlah House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Regarding Loeffler - Weber House. Sunday Houses in German communities in Texas were used as homes for the weekends. This would allow them to come into town for one or two nights for church services, social gatherings and other needed activities in town. During the week, they would stay at their main house out in the country for their daily ranch and farm duties.
Also see . . . Architecture of Fredericksburg. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 2, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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