Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Gus F. Schreiner Home
In 1883 wealthy rancher and banker Charles Schreiner bought this land. His son Gus F. (1866-1962) later acquired the property. In 1901 Gus and his wife Huldah (Rummel) (1872-1943) erected the first floor of this house, called "Cedarcrest". "Mr. Gus" operated Schreiner Land and Livestock Co. and served on Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission. This farm, active for 60 years, had corn fields, horse pastures, a garden, fruit trees, stables and a smokehouse. With the addition of a second story and extensive remodeling in 1916 and 1919, the house became a showplace and center of social activities.
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2309.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Animals • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 1.431′ N, 99° 8.095′ W. Marker is in Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverhill Club Lane and Oakland Hills Lane, on the right when traveling east on Riverhill Club LaneTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Riverhill Club Lane, Kerrville TX 78028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Notre Dame Catholic Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Christian Dietert Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fawcett Furniture Building (1882) (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Original Building of Tivy School (approx. 1˝ miles away); Masonic Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); Captain Charles Schreiner (approx. 1.6 miles away); Schreiner Wool Warehouse (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
Also see . . . Gustave Frederick Schreiner (1866–1962). He was known as the "dean of hill country ranchers" and the "father of Kerrville." Schreiner was appointed to the Texas Game and Fish Commission for a four-year term by Governor Daniel James Moody, Jr., and reappointed to the next four-year term by Governor Ross S. Sterling. Schreiner did much to foster plans for the conservation of wildlife. He was cited by the commission as being primarily responsible for the preservation of the deer population in the Hill Country of Texas. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.