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Near La Grange in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kreische Complex

 
 
Kreische Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 16, 2011
1. Kreische Complex Marker
Inscription. German immigrant Heinrich Kreische (1821-1882) purchased nearly 175 acres of property in Fayette County in 1849. A stonemason by trade, he built a house, barn and smokehouse here on the high south bluff above the Colorado River. In the 1860s, Kreische began brewing Bluff Beer near his homesite. Situated on the spring-fed creek, the brewery included an elaborate tunnel system to provide temperature control for the brewing process. Bluff Beer was sold throughout Central Texas and was produced until 1884, two years after Kreische died in a work-related accident. The Kreische complex stands as a reminder of German heritage and culture in this region of the state.
 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12755.)
 
Location. 29° 53.278′ N, 96° 52.568′ W. Marker is near La Grange, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from Park Drive (State Highway 92 Spur) 0.3 miles west of U.S. 77, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the parking lot of Monument Hill State Park as you approach the Ranger Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 State Loop 92, La Grange TX 78945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the
Location of Kreische Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 16, 2011
2. Location of Kreische Complex Marker
crow flies. Monument Hill Tomb (here, next to this marker); Beer Office and Bottling Company (approx. 1.1 miles away); Birthplace of the SPJST (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fayette County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Dawson Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Dawson Expedition / Historic Oak Tree (approx. 1.3 miles away); The First U.S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of a Twin Blockhouse (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
 
Also see . . .
1. Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (Submitted on March 5, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Monument Hill-Kreische Brewery State Historic Site. The Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on March 5, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Remains of the Kreische Brewery. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 5, 2011
3. Remains of the Kreische Brewery.
House that Kreische built on bluff above the brewery. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 16, 2011
4. House that Kreische built on bluff above the brewery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2012, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2012, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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