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Near Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Diedrich Rode Complex

 
 
Diedrich Rode Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
1. Diedrich Rode Complex Marker
Inscription. This group of building was constructed by German native Diedrich Rode (1828-1905). The three-story limestone residence was completed in 1880 and featured a third floor storage area for wool and cotton produced on the land. A Lutheran, Rode served as an early minister and held services in the betkapelle, a prayer chapel on the east side of the second floor. In addition to his ranching, he also taught school. A landmark in the Cherry Spring community, the homesite was sold to Willie Kothe in 1929. It has remained in his family for over 50 years.

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The Diedrich Rode complex was designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission in 1989.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10104.)
 
Location. 30° 28.933′ N, 98° 59.095′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on Cherry Spring Road 0.3 miles west of Wasserfall Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Cherry Spring School
Diedrich Rode Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
2. Diedrich Rode Complex Marker
View to south from Cherry Spring Road
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Marschall - Meusebach Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); John O. Meusebach (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cherry Spring Schoolhouse (approx. 2.6 miles away); Herman and Willie Lehmann (approx. 6.6 miles away); Homesite of John O. Meusebach, 1812-1897 (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lange's Mill (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Diedrich Johann Gottlieb Rode. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 16, 2015.) 

2. Historic Marker Application for Diedrich Rode Complex. A copy of the marker application; includes five historic photos and 15 photos of the property and buildings from 1982. (Submitted on December 16, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
View to West Along Cherry Spring Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
3. View to West Along Cherry Spring Road
Marker is on left (south) of road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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