Details for Old Roesler Place, The

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5015004336

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Marker Number 4336
Atlas Number 5015004336
Marker Title Old Roesler Place, The
Index Entry Roesler Place, The Old
Address 12169 Hwy 59 W
City Nelsonville
County Austin
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1977
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Nelsonville, take SH 159 west about 2 miles; private.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text August Roesler (1836-1933), who migrated to Texas from Germany during the 1850s, built a simple frame dwelling at this site in 1873. Near a busy public road, it was a frequent stopping place for travelers. In 1892, after the Roesler family had moved to a larger residence on the property, their first home burned. With help from his neighbors, Roesler then constructed this board and batten farmhouse, a replica of the earlier structure. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977