Bellville in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
L.A. and Adelheid Machemehl House
A significant example of the Craftsman bungalow designed by prominent Houston architect Alfred C. Finn, this house is unusual for its one-and-one-half story form. The residence displays hallmark geometric ornamentation broad porches, and a small second floor that rises above the first floor roofline in a form sometimes called "Airplane bungalow". Built in 1920 for prominent rancher and civic leader Louis A. Machemehl (1881-1952), his wife Adelheid (d.1949), and their five children. The house was a center of social activity. It remained in the Machemehl family until 1953.
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3179.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
Location. 29° 56.59′ N, 96° 15.278′ W. Marker is in Bellville, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is at the intersection of East O'Bryant Street and South Tesch Street, on the right when traveling east on East O'Bryant Street. The house and marker are directly across the street from the O'Bryant Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellville TX 77418, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michael Robert Pilley (approx. ¼ mile away); Bellville Concordia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oak Knoll Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); E.O. Finn Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Harigel House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Austin County Jail (approx. half a mile away); Early History of Bellville Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Bellville Turnverein Pavilion (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellville.
Also see . . . Alfred Charles Finn - Architect. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 8, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.