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

Ahrenbeck-Urban Home

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, March 29, 2018
1. Ahrenbeck-Urban Home Marker
Inscription. This two-story galleried Greek Revival residence was built about 1872 by German native William Ahrenbeck (1828-1888). A prominent area civic leader and builder, he also served as postmaster and mayor of Hempstead. His daughter Ella Justine Ahrenbeck (1866-1949) lived here following his death. In 1917 she sold the property to businessman R. R. Urban (1873-1930). Additions to the home, which remained in his family until 1965, were built during his ownership.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9373.)
 
Location. 30° 5.616′ N, 96° 4.947′ W. Marker is in Hempstead, Texas, in Waller County. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Street (State Highway 159) and Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling south on 13th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hempstead TX 77445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. George and Libbie Custer Campsite (approx. 3.4 miles away); Clear Creek Confederate War Camps (approx. 3 miles away); Groce Family Plantations (approx. 3 miles away); Early Texas River Steamers (approx.
Ahrenbeck-Urban Home image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, March 29, 2018
2. Ahrenbeck-Urban Home
7.3 miles away); Primus Kelly (approx. 9.8 miles away); Chappell Hill (approx. 10.8 miles away); Site of Soule University for Boys (approx. 10.9 miles away); Old Rock Store (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hempstead.
 
Categories. Architecture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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