Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Built about 1870 for watchmaker and stonemason Ludwig Schneider, this home features German fachwerk construction. Owned by builder Louis Preiss from 1883 to 1890, it was acquired in 1924 by banker Arthur Klingelhoefer, who lived here from 1925 until his death. Prominent features of the home, which remained in the Klingelhoefer family until 1976, include an unusual porch roof parapet, gable-end chimneys, and a decorative wood balustrade.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10114.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 17.015′ N, 98° 53.028′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Cherry Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 714 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. Weber “Das Keller Haus” (about 300 feet Klingelhoeffer House (about 600 feet away); St. Barnabas Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Loeffler - Weber House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vogel Sunday House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kuenemann House (approx. half a mile away); Sunday Houses (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . . German Vernacular Architecture. For reasons not clear, Hill Country Germans made greater use of outside stairs than did any other group. Upon arrival, most Germans adopted typically Anglo notched-log construction, a building technique unknown in the provinces that contributed the great majority of the Texas settlers. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.