Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Weber “Das Keller Haus”
This simple, one-room limestone outbuilding was constructed in 1903 by stonemason Emil Weber. He built the structure, which sat over a cellar, for storing vegetables, bacon, sausage, and wine. One of Weber's sons, Werner E. Weber (d. 1974), a woodcarver, used the building for his workshop. He designed altars and religious pieces for many area churches, and also carved a lectern on display in the National Cathedral at Washington, D.C.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10129.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 30° 17.065′ N, 98° 53.008′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is at the intersection of North Cherry Street and West Austin Street, on the left when traveling north on North Cherry Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Schneider-Klingelhoefer House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Klingelhoeffer HouseSt. Barnabas Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Loeffler - Weber House (approx. 0.4 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); The Johann Joseph Knopp House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . . Lectern. A lectern (from the Latin lectus, past participle of legere, "to read") is a reading desk, with a slanted top, usually placed on a stand or affixed to some other form of support, on which documents or books are placed as support for reading aloud, as in a scripture reading, lecture, or sermon. Source: Wikipedia (Submitted on January 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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