Details for The Hofheinz House (Atlas Number 5091013161)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5091013161


Marker Number 13161
Atlas Number 5091013161
Marker Title The Hofheinz House
Index Entry Hofheinz House, The
Address 548 Hill Ave
City New Braunfels
County Comal
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 585054
UTM Northing 3285494
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 2002
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location New Braunfels, 548 Hill Avenue
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text The Hofheinz House German Native Frederick Hofheinz came to the New Braunfels area with his family in 1852. He later settled In Kendall County and wed Emilie Wilke. He served as Grand Lodge president of the Texas Sons Of Hermann and ran for Texas lieutenant governor before moving to New Braunfels In 1905.The couple built this home the next year. Converted to apartments during World War II, the house was also owned by Charles Knibbe and Bruno and Elizabeth Schoenfeld. It retains much of its original Queen Anne detailing, including a central tower above a porch accented with spindled friezework. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002