Details for Spettel Riverside House (Atlas Number 5019005008)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5019005008


Marker Number 5008
Atlas Number 5019005008
Marker Title Spettel Riverside House
Index Entry Spettel Riverside House
Address 215 Spettle Rd
City Lakehills
County Bandera
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 503320
UTM Northing 3274061
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Off Park Road 37, Lakehills. Take Ten Thousand Trails Road to recreational area, house is just inside gates - here road changes to Spettel Road.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text John B. Spettel, Jr. (1853-1909), through partnerships with Jacob Koenig, his brother Joseph Spettel and his brother-in-law Louis Schorp, became a successful area cattleman. By 1881 he and his bride Theresa Leibold (1854-1941) were living in this home a mile south of Mitchell's Crossing on the Medina River, now under the waters of Medina Lake. Featuring elaborate ornamentation, the Spettel Riverside House became a popular stop for travelers on the road between Castroville and Bandera. Following completion of the Medina Dam in 1912, it was moved to this site. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981.