“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Henry Cordes House

Henry Cordes House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 1, 2021
1. Henry Cordes House Marker

Fredericksburg native Henry Cordes (b. 1861) had this limestone residence constructed in 1893. Originally a three-room structure, it is a good example of the quality craftsmanship practiced by early area stonemasons. The grounds include a smokehouse, a tankhouse and a stone cistern. Cordes worked for many years in the Reliance Roller Mill and in the Stein Ice House. He and his wife Emma (Crenwelge) were the parents of three children.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10020.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. 30° 16.735′ N, 98° 52.348′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is at the intersection of West Schubert Street and North Crockett Street, on the right when traveling west on West Schubert Street. The marker is 100 feet west of the intersection of Crockett and Schubert streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 West Schubert Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The August Hennersdorf House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heinrich Bierschwale House (about 600 feet away); Felix Van Der Stucken Home (about 700 feet away); Bethany Lutheran Church (about 800 feet away); Frank Valentin Van Der Stucken (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans of the Armed Forces (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Lasting Friendship (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marktplatz (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . .  Roller Mill. Roller mills are mills that use cylindrical rollers, either in opposing pairs or against flat plates, to crush or grind various materials, such as grain, ore, gravel, plastic, and others. Roller grain mills are an alternative to traditional millstone arrangements in gristmills. Source: Wikipedia (Submitted on January 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
Henry Cordes House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 1, 2021
2. Henry Cordes House and Marker
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 222 times since then and 23 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.

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