Details for John Vogt Homestead (Atlas Number 5149005659)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5149005659


Marker Number 5659
Atlas Number 5149005659
Marker Title John Vogt Homestead
Index Entry Vogt, John, Homestead
County Fayette
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; pioneers; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from La Grange, take FM 609 west about 5 mile.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Originally a one-room house, this structure was built about 1856 by German immigrant John Vogt. He and his wife, Franciska (Willrich), added to the original house as their family grew. The interior walls of the central portion display evidence of the home's fachwerk construction. A significant example of early German architecture in Texas, the homestead remained in the Vogt family for more than 100 years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983