Details for Kesselus Building (Atlas Number 5021009204)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5021009204


Marker Number 9204
Atlas Number 5021009204
Marker Title Kesselus Building
Index Entry Kesselus Building
Address 912 Main St.
City Bastrop
County Bastrop
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 661874
UTM Northing 3331793
Subject Codes commercial buildings; houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 912 Main St., Bastrop
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text William Kesselus, a native of Germany, came to Bastrop in 1853 and established himself as a tailor. In 1891, this building was constructed to replace an earlier frame structure that had housed his shop. After Kesselus died in 1901, his son Will continued the business here until his death in 1919. The building later housed a variety of mercantile establishments and serves as a reminder of the German influence in Bastrop. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985