Details for Schmidtke-Callahan House (Atlas Number 5019004601)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5019004601


Marker Number 4601
Atlas Number 5019004601
Marker Title Schmidtke-Callahan House
Index Entry Schmidtke-Callahan House
Address 285 TX-16
City Bandera
County Bandera
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 493399
UTM Northing 3288524
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Greek Revival (Architectural style); German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Corner of Cypress (SH 16) and Main, Bandera.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text This home was constructed in the 1870s by Georgia stonemason James Henry White for Charles F. Schmidtke (1839-1884). A native of Germany, Schmidtke was an early Bandera merchant, grist miller, and lumber mill operator. White's grandson J. Calvin Callahan (d. 1958), the owner of a feed store and poultry business, purchased the property in 1927. The limestone house, with influences of Greek Revival styling, remained in the Callahan family until the 1970s. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981.