Details for The Bertelsen House (Atlas Number 5035005292)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5035005292


Marker Number 5292
Atlas Number 5035005292
Marker Title The Bertelsen House
Index Entry Bertelsen House, The
City Cranfills Gap
County Bosque
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 613600
UTM Northing 3517363
Subject Codes Norweigan settlement; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 2.5 miles northeast of Cranfills Gap via SH 22 north to Old Meridian Creek Road (1 mile before Rock Church) (Private residence)
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text The stone portion of this house was erected in the 1880s for Norwegian settler Andres Johnson. The builder was probably Andrew Mickelson, who erected other structures in the community. Bertel and Christena Bertelsen bought the property in 1894 and enlarged the stone portion. They built a frame addition about 1910 for their large family of 18 children. Ownership of the home remained with the Bertelsen family until 1977. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979