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

The Fridolin (Fred) Fischer Home

 
 
The Fridolin (Fred) Fischer Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 4, 2015
1. The Fridolin (Fred) Fischer Home Marker
Inscription.  German native Fridolin (Fred) Fischer (1850-1921) came to Freestone County from Indiana in 1876. In 1893, the same year he opened a local hardware store, he had this home constructed by David P. Winfrey. Built in the Eastlake style, the residence features elaborate metal ornamentations, including some designed by Fischer who had been trained as a tinsmith in Germany. After Fischer's death, the home remained in the ownership of his descendants.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1982

 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9877.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 31° 43.457′ N, 96° 9.479′ W. Marker is in Fairfield, Texas, in Freestone County. Marker is at the intersection of South Hall Street and East Bradley Street, on the right when traveling north on South Hall Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield TX 75840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Manahan House (about 700 feet away, measured
The Fridolin (Fred) Fischer Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 4, 2015
2. The Fridolin (Fred) Fischer Home Marker
in a direct line); Val Verde Battery (about 800 feet away); Butler Church Bell (about 800 feet away); Captain L.D. Bradley (about 800 feet away); Old Freestone Jail (about 800 feet away); Freestone County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Law Office General John Gregg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis Corner (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 29, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2. submitted on July 5, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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