Details for Emil Reiffert House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5123001474


Marker Number 1474
Atlas Number 5123001474
Marker Title Emil Reiffert House
Index Entry Reiffert, Emil House
Address 304 West Prairie Street
City Cuero
County DeWitt
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 666289
UTM Northing 3220130
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 304 West Prairie Street, Cuero
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built in 1868 at Indianola by Emil Reiffert (1839-1910), immigrant at age 15; Confederate veteran; merchant, rancher, President H. Runge & Co., known as First Real Bank in Texas. Anchored to 7-feet. pillars. With 100 refugees upstairs, downstairs windows and doors open, house withstood its second hurricane, 1886. Was dismantled, its planks numbered, moved to Cuero, rebuilt 1887. Has storm pillars, front storm door, handcarved staircase, parquet floors. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965

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