Details for Burger Home (Atlas Number 5021009162)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5021009162


Marker Number 9162
Atlas Number 5021009162
Marker Title Burger Home
Index Entry Burger Home
Address 703 Farm St.
City Bastrop
County Bastrop
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 662419
UTM Northing 3332887
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 703 Farm St., Bastrop
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Richard Burger imigrated from Germany about 1859 and served during the Civil War in Terry's Texas Rangers. He returned to Bastrop and bought this newly built (1868-69) Greek Revival home from Sallie and W. C. Powell. Burger married Clara Linke and had two children, Mina and August. Clara was skilled in German "hair art." Burger was a tailor and later a clerk at P. O. Elzner's store. He was an original stockholder in "The Casino," a local cultural center. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979