Details for Dambach-Besier Home (Atlas Number 5171010026)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010026


Marker Number 10026
Atlas Number 5171010026
Marker Title Dambach-Besier Home
Index Entry Dambach-Besier Home
Address 515 E. Main St.
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 512826
UTM Northing 3348698
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1985
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This rock house was probably built by F. Dambach, who bought the lot in 1867 for $70 and sold it two years later for $450. This was a full-time residence rather than a weekend "Sunday House." The porch was added during the ownership of Anna Besier, who acquired the property in 1881. The widow of George Besier, Anna moved into town so her four children would be close to school. She kept cows in a pasture across the street and sold milk, butter, and cheese. The Besier family owned the property until 1966.