Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Ludwig Schmidt constructed this two-story stone building in the 1860s for use as a hotel. In the early 1890s it was leased to Louis Dietz, who ran the business as the Central Hotel and later as the Dietz Hotel. His home east of the structure provided space for the hotel kitchen and dining room. Merchant Charles Schwarz bought the property in 1899 and opened a store here. the building has also housed a saloon, doctors' and lawyers' offices, and a drugstore.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10111.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 16.624′ N, 98° 52.481′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 290) 0.1 miles west of North Crockett Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 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. Schwarz Building (a few steps from this marker); William Wahrmund HouseAlbert Lee Patton Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Rock House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hoerster Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The August Hennersdorf House (about 400 feet away); Heinrich Bierschwale House (about 400 feet away); Gun Cap Factory (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . . Architecture of Fredericksburg, Texas. The architectural structures of Fredericksburg, Texas are often unique to the Texas Hill Country, and are historical edifices of the German immigrants who settled the area in the 19th Century. Source: Wikipedia (Submitted on January 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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 34 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.