Details for Praeger Building (Atlas Number 5025004104)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5025004104


Marker Number 4104
Atlas Number 5025004104
Marker Title Praeger Building
Index Entry Praeger Building
Address 110 W. Corpus Christi St.
City Beeville
County Bee
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 622773
UTM Northing 3142155
Subject Codes commercial buildings; Romanesque/Richardsonian Romanesque (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 110 W. Corpus Christi St., Beeville (Marker fales Washington St.)
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text San Antonio businessman Albert Praeger (1864-1930) moved to Beeville in the 1890s to open a hardware store and tin shop. He built this Romanesque Revival structure in 1906 to house his business, which included buggies and wagons as well as barbed wire and tools. In 1925 when Sam Mitchell became store manager, the second floor storage space was converted into apartments. Since the turn of the century, this has been a landmark on the courthouse square. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981