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Boerne in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fabra Smokehouse

 
 
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By James Hulse, April 26, 2021
1. Fabra Smokehouse Marker
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A native of Germany, Julius Fabra (1827-1910) migrated to this area in 1854. After working as a freight hauler, he opened a meat market to serve the local farms. His son Ludwig (1858-1929) joined the business at the age of eighteen and constructed this smokehouse for the store in 1887. Originally a one-story structure, it was built of native limestone. A second story was added in 1904. Following Ludwig's death, his son Henry operated the market until he retired in 1962. The smokehouse is all that remains of the Fabra family business which spanned three generations.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1546.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 29° 47.542′ N, 98° 43.909′ W. Marker is in Boerne, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Main Street and Rosewood Avenue, on the left when traveling north. The marker is located on the
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By James Hulse, April 26, 2021
2. Fabra Smokehouse and Marker
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southern side of the Bechants building near the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 194 South Main Street, Boerne TX 78006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. German Music in Boerne (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Staffel Family and the Staffel Store (about 700 feet away); Joseph Dienger Building (about 800 feet away); Ye Kendall Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ye Kendall Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kendall County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kendall County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boerne.
 
Closer view the Fabra Smokehouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 26, 2021
3. Closer view the Fabra Smokehouse and Marker
A view of the Fabra Smokehouse and Marker from the parking lot image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 26, 2021
4. A view of the Fabra Smokehouse and Marker from the parking lot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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