Details for Zapp Building (Atlas Number 5149005940)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5149005940


Marker Number 5940
Atlas Number 5149005940
Marker Title Zapp Building
Index Entry Zapp Building
City Fayetteville
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 724343
UTM Northing 3310471
Subject Codes commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles; Romanesque/Richardsonian Romanesque (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Corner of Fayette & Washington, Fayetteville.
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text German native Hugo Zapp established his mercantile business in Fayetteville in 1865. In 1900, after a fire had burned his wooden store at this site, Zapp had this 2-story brick building constructed. Intended to be the finest structure in the city, the Romanesque revival building features decorative brickwork in a checkerboard pattern. In 1915 another merchant, F.C. Knippel, bought the store, and it was operated by his family for more than fifty years. RTHL - 1983