Details for The Carl Henke Home (Atlas Number 5171010052)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010052


Marker Number 10052
Atlas Number 5171010052
Marker Title The Carl Henke Home
Index Entry Henke, Carl, House
Address 116 E. Travis
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 512697
UTM Northing 3349467
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1978
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Believed to be the first boy born among the German immigrants who settled Fredericksburg, Carl Henke (1848-1928) became a skilled stonemason. He built the original portion of this structure in 1874 for John Schmitt. the two-room native limestone house has a loft reached by an outside stairway. In the 1880s, Henke purchased the residence for his own use. A wing was added to the west side in 1911. The Henke family occupied this house until 1972. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978