Details for Fredericksburg Social Turn Verein

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010043


Marker Number 10043
Atlas Number 5171010043
Marker Title Fredericksburg Social Turn Verein
Index Entry Fredericksburg Social Turn Verein
Address 103 W. Travis
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 512460
UTM Northing 3349601
Subject Codes fraternal organizations; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1993
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text The Fredericksburg Social Turn Verein was established in 1871 in the tradition of German gymnastic clubs. Initially located at a site nearby, the club opened with a gymnastics school and a 9-pin bowling alley. In 1872 the club held the first of its annual Christmas celebrations and in 1883 sponsored a fire brigade which became the City Volunteer Fire Department. The Turn Verein moved to this location in 1909. Children's gymnastics, Christmas celebrations, and bowling continue at Fredericksburg Social Turn Verein, one of the city's oldest continuing organizations.