Details for Fredericksburg College Building (Atlas Number 5171010040)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010040


Marker Number 10040
Atlas Number 5171010040
Marker Title Fredericksburg College Building
Index Entry Fredericksburg College Building
Address 110 W. Travis St.
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 512493
UTM Northing 3349782
Subject Codes educational buildings; Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; educational topics; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1971
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location Fredericksburg Middle School campus, 300 Building, facing Travis St
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Early hall of higher learning, erected by the German Methodist Mission Conference of Texas and Louisiana (organized 1874 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South). Fredericksburg College at its peak had 250 students-- some from far away as Galveston. Many local boys walked 10 miles daily to obtain education here. The college operated only from 1876 to 1884. The hand-cut stone building has been used since by the public school district. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1971