Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William Wahrmund House
Gillespie County Judge in 1852-62, 1864, and 1876-90, William Wahrmund (1824-90) hired local stonemasons H. Hennersdorf and Louis Schmidt to build this residence near his own home and store in 1875. Over a period of years, the house was occupied by three of Wahrmund's sons, William L., Otto, and Henry, and by several grandchildren. Victorian porch detailing decorates the native limestone structure, restored in 1976 by Hill Country Savings and Loan Association.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10125.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 30° 16.617′ N, 98° 52.459′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 290) and North Crockett Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 West Main Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Schwarz Building (a few steps from this marker); Schmidt-Dietz Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Rock House (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert Lee Patton 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); Marktplatz (about 400 feet away); Hoerster Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . . Wahrmund Family - Part 2 - Gone to Texas. William died suddenly on 20 June 1890. The eulogy placed in a local newspaper, issued in German, describes him as one of the best-known citizens of Fredericksburg, a very popular and generally regarded man. William and his parents were co-founders of Fredericksburg. Source: ourfavtreats.blogspot.com (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 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.