Details for Fischer House (Atlas Number 5091012474)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5091012474


Marker Number 12474
Atlas Number 5091012474
Marker Title Fischer House
Index Entry Fischer House
Address 230 Cypress Springs Dr.
City Spring Branch
County Comal
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 560590
UTM Northing 3310429
Subject Codes farms; houses, residential buildings; cabins, log houses; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 2000
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text German immigrant John Heinrich Fischer built this log cabin about 1860 on land he purchased from August Forcke. He and his wife, Auguste (Koch), reared their family here until selling the cabin to their daughter Anna in 1881. Built of hand-hewn cedar and limestone, the Fischer House includes a front shed roof porch and rear shed roof kitchen. The original dog trot (open hallway through the center of the house) was enclosed in the mid-20th century. A scarce example of an early log cabin on its original site, the Fischer House is a reminder of Texas' German heritage. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000