Details for Gold-Grobe House (Atlas Number 5171010047)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010047


Marker Number 10047
Atlas Number 5171010047
Marker Title Gold-Grobe House
Index Entry Gold-Grobe House
Address 413 N. Llano
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 512790
UTM Northing 3349516
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1989
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in 1902 by Peter Gold, Sr., this house was originally a one-story center passage plan structure constructed of native limestone. Friedrich William Grobe bought the house in 1914. In 1916 he added a second floor and rear wing using concrete blocks manufactured by the local Basse Brothers Cement Yard. A descendant of Fredericksburg pioneers, Grobe was a blacksmith, surveyor, and farmer, and served as postmaster of the nearby town of Rheingold. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1989