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Round Top in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Kraus House

Circa 1890's

 
 
The Kraus House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 8, 2021
1. The Kraus House Marker
Inscription.  Bodo Kraus, grandson of Fredrich William and Dorothea Kraus, was born in 1903 in this wooden house on the Kraus property a few miles east of Round Top. Bodo and his wife, Pearlie Birkelbach lived on the family farm for many years. For 29 years, Bodo Kraus was President of the Round Top State Bank which was chartered in 1912. The Kraus House was a gift to the Round Top Area Historical Society by the Kraus family and moved to Round Top on April 7, 1998.
 
Erected by Round Top Area Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is April 7, 1998.
 
Location. 30° 3.866′ N, 96° 41.587′ W. Marker is in Round Top, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from East Mill Street, 0.2 miles south of West Main Street. The marker is located 500 feet east down the driveway to the Round Top Area Historical Society grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 397 East Mill Street, Round Top TX 78954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Connersville Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Noak Farmhouse
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Pumper Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Round Top Public School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bernard Scherrer (about 500 feet away); Round Top Community (about 800 feet away); Round Top (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Round Top.
 
The Kraus House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 8, 2021
2. The Kraus House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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