Details for John Reichle General Merchandise (Welcome Store) (Atlas Number 5015002805)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5015002805


Marker Number 2805
Atlas Number 5015002805
Marker Title John Reichle General Merchandise (Welcome Store)
Index Entry Reichle, John, General Merchandise (Welcome Store)
Address 12528 FM 109
City Industry
County Austin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 742256
UTM Northing 3324710
Subject Codes commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1992
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Industry, take FM 109 north about 4 miles
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Originally operated by the John Reichle Family, this store opened about 1890. Damaged by a storm about 1900, the original 2-story building was changed to its current 1-story configuration with asymmetrical front gables, a full-width porch, and exterior walls that are a combination of horizontal siding and vertical board and batten siding. The business was acquired by the Clemons S. Faist family in 1964, and renamed Welcome Store. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1992