Details for Kleinert Building (Atlas Number 5021013158)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5021013158


Marker Number 13158
Atlas Number 5021013158
Marker Title Kleinert Building
Index Entry Kleinert Building
Address 910 Main St
City Bastrop
County Bastrop
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 661909
UTM Northing 3331971
Subject Codes commercial buildings; Victorian (architectural term); markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 2003
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Bastrop, 910 Main Street
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Prussian immigrant Carl Kleinert and his wife, Marie (Wilke), moved to Bastrop in the early 1860s. One of many early German merchants in Bastrop, Kleinert built his grocery and mercantile on this site in 1868. The building has housed many businesses and retains its historic detailing, including pressed metal cornices, wood storefront and cast iron columns, much of which dates to the early 1890s, after the Kleinert and adjacent Kesselus buildings suffered a fire. The building remained in the Kleinert family until 1931 and, today, serves as a reminder of Bastrop's early commercial district. Recorded Texas Historic Llandmark - 2003