Details for Meerscheidt House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5149003319


Marker Number 3319
Atlas Number 5149003319
Marker Title Meerscheidt House
Index Entry Meerscheidt House
Address 458 N. Monroe St.
City La Grange
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 705064
UTM Northing 3310802
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term); German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 458 N. Monroe St., La Grange.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Tax records indicate this house was built in 1884, the same year the property was purchased by Paul Meerscheidt from his relative, attorney Axel Meercheidt. German immigrants and prominent local farmers John Speckels, Sr., and his wife Marguerite (Imken) acquired the property in 1890. The house is a fine local example of a late Victorian-era dwelling. Especially fine detailing is evident, including the gable end detail, dormer detail, and decorative geometrical balustrade on the porch. The house was moved slightly to the south of its original location about 1970. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1995

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