“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Industry in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Lindemann - Ott House

Lindemann - Ott House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 27, 2021
1. Lindemann - Ott House Marker

This house dates to 1870, when Jacob Ott (1848-1932) began construction on a home with his carpenter neighbor, August Gruensendorf. The bottom story of the two-level structure was used for his baking business and the upper story was Ott's residence. Ott had settled in Industry five years earlier after emigrating from Worms, Germany. He married Friedricke Hoehne (1855 -1892) in 1872, and in 1875, became a trial minister in the Southern (German) Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, beginning a ministry career that spanned 40 years.

In 1880, Ott sold the property to Fritz Holze, who operated a general store from the building. In 1884, Edward Lindemann (1859-1931) and Franz Getschmann formed a partnership and purchased the Holze store. Lindemann, whose family emigrated from Wittenburg, Prussia in 1854, purchased his partner's half of the business in 1889. In 1894, Lindemann moved his store across the street and he and his wife, Julia (Fisches) (1861-1938), moved their family into this building. In 1899, Lindemann made significant renovations, adding several more rooms and a porch to the house. In 1910, Edward and Julia's
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second son, Monroe (1888-1966), married Ella Ott (1890-1965), a daughter of the original homeowners. The couple resided in this house for 55 years. Ella's sister, Bertha Ott (1876-1961), moved here in 1946; she had been a practicing pharmacist in Ohio and was honored by the Texas House of Representatives after her death.

The house has a center passage floorplan. It features Queen Anne detailing, which includes diamond-shaped shingles in the pediment, gabled dormers, fretwork and supporting posts that are lathe turned spindle style.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2010
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16481.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 29° 58.298′ N, 96° 30.45′ W. Marker is in Industry, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is on Main Street, 0.1 miles west of Fordtran Boulevard (State Highway 159), on the left when traveling west. The marker is located in front of the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2207 Main Street, Industry TX 78944, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lindemann Store (a few steps from this marker); Industry Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Industry United Methodist Cemetery
The Lindemann - Ott House and Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 27, 2021
2. The Lindemann - Ott House and Marker from the road
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Industry Pilgrims Rest Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Industry State Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away); Industry Brethren Church Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Industry (approx. half a mile away); John Friedrich Ernst, Jr. (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Industry.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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