Details for Henry Basse House (Atlas Number 5171010010)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010010


Marker Number 10010
Atlas Number 5171010010
Marker Title Henry Basse House
Index Entry Basse, Henry, House
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 510296
UTM Northing 3349638
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; design and construction; German immigrants/immigration; Praire School (Archictectural style)
Marker Year 1991
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location at US Hwy. 290 and Basse Ln. take Basse Ln. south .4 mi. to S. Bowie and go east 100 yards
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Descended from the Rev. Henrich S. W. Basse, a Lutheran pastor sent by the Adelsverein to serve German settlers in this area, Henry and Hugo Basse operated the Basse Brothers Cement Yard and created the Basse block, a popular building material in this region. This house, built in 1918-1920 by Henry Basse, is a testament to his business success and is a fine example of Basse block construction. A good local example of Prairie School-influenced design, it features a center passage plan and a three-bay, two-story porch with classical box columns on the first story. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991