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San Angelo in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Eckert House

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 22, 2020
1. Eckert House Marker
Inscription.  Oscar (1856-1927) and Martha Geissler Eckert (1871-1934), both German immigrants to the U.S., purchased this lot in 1910. Oscar and his brother Henry built this residence, except for the brickwork, completing the construction in 1911. Pressed tin is a dominant architectural feature of the house. It covers the roof as well as ceilings and some interior walls on the first floor. Eckert was a farmer who also worked as a tinsmith, windmill maker, and saloon keeper. The Eckerts had seven children.

Incise in base: Only residential marker in San Angelo at time of issue.

Supplemental Plate #1: Since 1937 this house has been known as the Fairbanks residence. Mr. C. A. (Doug) Fairbanks was a grocer and realtor.

Supplemental Plate #2: Entered in the National Register of Historic Places - 1988
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1377.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 31° 
Eckert House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 22, 2020
2. Eckert House Marker
28.075′ N, 100° 25.705′ W. Marker is in San Angelo, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is at the intersection of Koberlin Street and North Malone Street, on the right when traveling east on Koberlin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 Koberlin Street, San Angelo TX 76903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church of San Angelo (approx. half a mile away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); San Angelo Lodge No. 570, A.F.&A.M. (approx. half a mile away); First United Methodist Church of San Angelo (approx. half a mile away); Fort Concho (approx. 0.6 miles away); San Angelo Army Air Field (approx. 0.6 miles away); Goodfellow Air Force Base (approx. 0.6 miles away); O.C. Fisher Federal Building and United States Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Angelo.
 
Eckert House image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 22, 2020
3. Eckert House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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