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Belton in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Muehlhause House

Muehlhause House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, March 18, 2022
1. Muehlhause House Marker
Inscription.   German immigrant Fred Muehlhause, Sr. (1868-1947) arrived in Texas in 1885. He married Louise Albrecht in 1892, and later that year the couple moved to a home located adjacent to this homesite. Muehlhause worked as a craftsman shoemaker and repairman, and in 1906 established the Belton Shoe Shop in the city's downtown business district. Muehlhause was active in community affairs and became a respected civic leader. In 1907 he was elected Belton city alderman.

Prominent Belton builder James M. Scott constructed this residence in 1908 using written specifications provided by Fred Muehlhause. The structure exhibits elements of the Queen Anne architectural style and features a hipped roof with lower cross gables; a wraparound porch; a bay window; hipped dormers facing east, south, and west; and shingled gable ends. Water for domestic purposes was provided by an 18-foot deep spring-fed cistern lined with limestone blocks and located just to the rear of the house.

Two of the Muehlhauses' seven children eventually lived in homes built by their father on nearby lots along this avenue. This house and its outbuildings, including
Muehlhause House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, March 18, 2022
2. Muehlhause House and Marker
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a carriage house, wash house, and smoke house, remained in the Muehlhause Family until 1992.
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3524.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
Location. 31° 3.081′ N, 97° 27.95′ W. Marker is in Belton, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West Avenue F, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 S Main St, Belton TX 76513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Bell County (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Belton Cemetery (about 800 feet away); Mrs. Sarah Ann Hardin-Kelton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belton Farmers Co-op Gin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bell County Courthouses (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Central Manufacturing Co. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bell County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bell County Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belton.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2022, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2022, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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Mar. 20, 2023