Details for Struve House (Atlas Number 5053009751)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5053009751


Marker Number 9751
Atlas Number 5053009751
Marker Title Struve House
Index Entry Struve House
City Marble Falls
County Burnet
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes Russian immigrants/immigration; government officials; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1973
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location private property
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text 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