Details for Kiehne-Hermann Home

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010065


Marker Number 10065
Atlas Number 5171010065
Marker Title Kiehne-Hermann Home
Index Entry Kiehne-Hermann Home
Address 405 E. Main
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1976
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text German-born Frederick Kiehne (1811-98), a blacksmith and Gillespie County commissioner, built this structure in 1850. It was the first two-story home in Fredericksburg, although many older residences had sleeping lofts. the hand-cut limestone, adobe bricks, and native timbers were materials often used by pioneer builders. The house was enlarged about the 1860s and again in the 1930s, when Walter Foerster was owner. It was restored in 1973-74 by Maria and ronald Herrmann. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976

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