Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Henry Basse House
Descended from the Rev. Henrich S.W. Basse, a Lutheran pastor sent by the Adelsverein to serve German settlers in this area, Henry and Hugo Basse operated the Basse Brothers Cement Yard and created the Basse block, a popular building material in this region. This house, built in 1918-1920 by Henry Basse, is a testament to his business success and is a fine example of Basse block construction. A good local example of Prairie School-influenced design, it features a center passage plan and a three-bay, two-story porch with classical box columns on the first story.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10010.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 30° 16.746′ N, 98° 53.499′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on South Bowie Street 0.1 miles east of Basse Lane, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located out by the street of the housesite.Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1004 South Bowie 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. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Schneider-Klingelhoefer House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Klingelhoeffer House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Weber “Das Keller Haus” (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kuenemann House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Loeffler - Weber House (approx. ¾ mile away); Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. ¾ mile away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . .
1. Adelsverein. The Adelsverein, also known as the Mainzer Verein, the Texas-Verein, and the German Emigration Company, was officially named the Verein zum Schutze deutscher Einwanderer in Texas (Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas). Provisionally organized on April 20, 1842, by twenty-one German noblemen at Biebrich on the Rhine, near Mainz, the society represents a significant effort to establish a new Germany on Texas soil by means of an organized mass emigration. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Basse Block and Roos Block. Each Basse block was individually molded using (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 45 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.