Details for Durst House (Atlas Number 5171010032)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010032


Marker Number 10032
Atlas Number 5171010032
Marker Title Durst House
Index Entry Durst House
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 507079
UTM Northing 3361356
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1991
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location take US 87 NW 8 miles to Cherry Mtn. Loop Rd.; then east on Cherry Mtn. Rd. 1.8 miles to Wandell-Ahrens Rd., then north on Wendell .4 miles to site
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Carl Durst (1851-1923) moved to this community in 1873 and built a one-room cabin. After marrying Emma Ruegner about 1877, he made a small addition. The Dursts donated land for the nearby Cherry Mountain School, and teachers often lived in the 1896 stone addition to this house. From 1912 to 1926, Herman Durst, Carl's cousin, owned the property. The Durst house is an evolutionary structure reflecting the changing needs of its occupants. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991