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

Schmidtke-Callahan House

 
 
Schmidtke-Callahan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
1. Schmidtke-Callahan House Marker
Inscription.  

This home was constructed in the 1870s by Georgia stonemason James Henry White for Charles F. Schmidtke (1839-1884). A native of Germany, Schmidtke was an early Bandera merchant, grist miller, and lumber mill operator. White's grandson J. Calvin Callahan (d. 1958), the owner of a feed store and poultry business, purchased the property in 1927. The limestone house, with influences of Greek Revival styling, remained in the Callahan family until the 1970s.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4061.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 43.585′ N, 99° 4.118′ W. Marker is in Bandera, Texas, in Bandera County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Highway 16 and 14th Street. The marker is located on the building up the small hill and it can't be seen from the road. The building is now an insurance
Schmidtke-Callahan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
2. Schmidtke-Callahan House Marker
office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 285 TX-16, Bandera TX 78003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mills of Bandera (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Jail & Courthouse (about 600 feet away); First Bandera County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Frontier Times Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Huffmeyer Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warren Hunter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bandera, "Cowboy Capital of the World" (approx. ¼ mile away); Great Western Cattle Trail (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bandera.
 
Also see . . .  Charles F. Schmidtke (1839-1884). Findagrave.com (Submitted on December 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Schmidtke-Callahan House Marker is partially covered up by the holiday wreath image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
3. The Schmidtke-Callahan House Marker is partially covered up by the holiday wreath
The Schmidtke-Callahan House is about 6 feet higher than the highway below image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
4. The Schmidtke-Callahan House is about 6 feet higher than the highway below
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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