Details for The Fridolin (Fred) Fischer Home (Atlas Number 5161009877)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5161009877

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Marker Number 9877
Atlas Number 5161009877
Marker Title The Fridolin (Fred) Fischer Home
Index Entry Fischer, Fridolin
Address 222 S. Hall St.
City Fairfield
County Freestone
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 769307
UTM Northing 3513473
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration; Eastlake
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text German native Fridolin (Fred) Fischer (1850-1921) came to Freestone County from Indiana in 1876. In 1893, the same year he opened a local hardware store, he had this home constructed by David P. Winfrey. Built in the Eastlake style, the residence features elaborate metal ornamentations, including some designed by Fischer who had been trained as a tinsmith in Germany. After Fischer's death, the home remained in the ownership of his descendants. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982