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

Hoerster Building

 
 
Hoerster Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 1, 2021
1. Hoerster Building Marker
Inscription.  

Built at the turn of the century for J.A. Hoerster, this structure has housed a number of businesses over the years and was later owned by the Wieser family for over 52 years. The limestone Victorian commercial building exhibits its original storefront with narrow first-story columns and second-floor balcony with balustrade and bracketed columns. Occupants of the building have included retail stores, a barber shop, dentist, and city offices.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988
 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10055.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 30° 16.658′ N, 98° 52.529′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 290) and North Orange Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 244 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 of this marker
Hoerster Building and Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 1, 2021
2. Hoerster Building and Marker from the road
. Albert Lee Patton Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun Cap Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Meckel - Hanus Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Kammlah House (about 300 feet away); Schmidt-Dietz Building (about 300 feet away); Schwarz Building (about 400 feet away); William Wahrmund House (about 400 feet away); Heinrich Bierschwale House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Fredericksburg, TX. Each settler received one town lot and ten acres of farmland nearby. The town was laid out like the German villages along the Rhine, from which many of the colonists had come, with one long, wide main street roughly paralleling Town Creek.  Sour e: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Hoerster Building image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 1, 2021
3. The Hoerster Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 2, 2021