Details for Hess-Kollatschny Farm House (Atlas Number 5015002465)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5015002465


Marker Number 2465
Atlas Number 5015002465
Marker Title Hess-Kollatschny Farm House
Index Entry Hess-Kollatschny Farm House
Address 14992 Cherry Blossom Ln
City Cat Spring
County Austin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 757041
UTM Northing 3308952
Subject Codes farms; houses, residential buildings; design and construction; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Roff Ranch, 2 miles from Cat Spring Agricultural Hall; MARKER REPORTED MISSING 5/2011
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Austrian-born Henry Hess (1851-1914) and his wife Fransiska (Schlapota) (b. 1854) built this cottage in 1876-77 in the German settlement of Cat Spring. Purchased by Charles (b. 1875) and Fannie (b. 1879) Kollatschny in 1904, the home was enlarged about 1915 and remained in that family over 50 years. Now located northwest of its original location, it features the original cypress siding and interior stenciling. The fine German craftsmanship is a tribute to Austin County's early settlers. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982