Details for Menger Soap Works (Atlas Number 5029003336)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5029003336


Marker Number 3336
Atlas Number 5029003336
Marker Title Menger Soap Works
Index Entry Menger Soap Works
Address 500 N. Santa Rosa
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 548843
UTM Northing 3255593
Subject Codes buildings; manufacturing; factories, industrial buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 500 N. Santa Rosa-backs to Martin St., San Antonio
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Johann Nicholas Menger (1807-1892), a native of Germany, came to Texas with the Castro Colony and moved to San Antonio in 1847. In 1850 he started a factory that supplied soap for much of the city and southwest Texas. By 1873, Menger had built this limestone structure, an important example of an early industial building, to house his soap works. Utilizing the waters of San Pedro Creek, the factory operated until the early part of the twentieth century.