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

Groppe Building

 
 
Groppe Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. Groppe Building Marker
Inscription.  One of the first German settlers in the area, August Groppe, Sr. (1840-1919) had this structure built in 1892, the year the town of West was incorporated. A prominent cotton farmer and businessman. Groppe hired local brickmasons and used bricks that were made near West to construct the first brick building in the town's business district. The late 19th-century structure has housed numerous businesses, including a dry goods store, grocery, and drugstore.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2289.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 31° 48.143′ N, 97° 5.522′ W. Marker is in West, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is on North Main Street near Oak Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 North Main Street, West TX 76691, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Best Theatre Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); West (about 500 feet away); The Crash at Crush
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(about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of West (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's School (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of West (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church of the Assumption (approx. 0.4 miles away); West Brethren Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West.
 
Groppe Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. Groppe Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 691 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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