Details for Beer Office and Bottling Company (Atlas Number 5149000353)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5149000353

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Marker Number 353
Atlas Number 5149000353
Marker Title Beer Office and Bottling Company
Index Entry Beer Office and Bottling Company
Address 114 S. Main St.
City La Grange
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 704853
UTM Northing 3310056
Subject Codes manufacturing; factories, industrial buildings; Business topics, general; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 114 S Main St., La Grange.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text F. W. Grassmeyer commissioned German-Texan stonemasons to construct this Italianate style commercial building between 1856 and 1859. The structure served as a hotel until 1893, when German immigrant Fritz Presun purchased it as a regional sales office for large American breweries. In 1897 Presun added a bottling operation, The Crown Soda Factory. His son Henry continued the business and also sold oil and gas here. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1983