||Amand Von Struve (1838-1902) came to Texas in 1848 with his father, a former Imperial Russian officer. Buying land here, 1858 and later, he amassed over 8,000 acres, with herds of horses, cattle, and sheep. To wooden dwelling, he added (1869) this stone spring house-kitchen, to protect food and water from Indians and animals. He married (1871) Christiana Fissler Ebeling. Had 8 children. Their main dwelling was razed in 1940s. Stone annex was restored for preservation, 1950s.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973