Details for Christian-Matern House (Atlas Number 5053009706)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5053009706


Marker Number 9706
Atlas Number 5053009706
Marker Title Christian-Matern House
Index Entry Christian-Matern House
Address 603 Seventh St.
City Marble Falls
County Burnet
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 569867
UTM Northing 3384705
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1996
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 603 Seventh St.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Juliet Johnson, daughter of the founder of Marble Falls, married George Christian in 1887. He was one of ten owners of the Texas Mining & Improvement Company that developed the town. The first town lots were sold in 1887, and in 1892 this house was built for the Christians. Ivo B. and Mina Matern bought the house in 1908 and owned it for 51 years. Ivo Matern, a merchant and rancher, also served as mayor of Marble Falls in 1937. A fine late Victorian-era house, it exhibits Queen Anne style influences including decorative woodwork and protruding bay windows. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1996