Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Built between 1850 and 1875 for German immigrant Henry Hofheintz (1822-1880), this structure served as a grocery and dry goods store for nearly 100 years. Built later was the one-story addition, which was used as a saloon and a residence. Hofheintz' eldest child, Catherine Louise, and her husband, Adolph Reissig, inherited the store, and the property remained in the family until 1966. An important reminder of Austin's small, residential business establishments, the Hofheintz-Reissig Store is also a fine example of German-influenced architecture found in many 19th-century Texas buildings.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14765.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 15.828′ N, 97° 44.284′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of Red River Street and East 3rd Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 E 3rd Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. F. Weigl Iron Works (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Susanna Dickinson-Hannig (about 800 feet away); O. Henry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cactus Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randerson-Lundell Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. L. Buaas Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Platt-Simpson Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Headquarters of the United States Army for 5th Military District (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . .
1. Hofheintz-Reissig Store Photograph #5 on Portal to Texas History. (Submitted on February 10, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
2. Historic Marker Application on Portal to Texas History. Includes old photographs. (Submitted on February 10, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Additional keywords. German immigrants to Texas
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.