Details for Schmidt-Dietz Building (Atlas Number 5171010111)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010111


Marker Number 10111
Atlas Number 5171010111
Marker Title Schmidt-Dietz Building
Index Entry Schmidt-Dietz Building
Address 218 W. Main St.
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 511902
UTM Northing 3349485
Subject Codes commercial buildings; inns, hotels, motels
Marker Year 1981
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Ludwig Schmidt constructed this two-story stone building in the 1860s for use as a hotel. In the early 1890s it was leased to Louis Dietz, who ran the business as the Central Hotel and later as the Dietz Hotel. His home east of the structure provided space for the hotel kitchen and dining room. Merchant Charles Schwarz bought the property in 1899 and opened a store here. the building has also housed a saloon, doctors' and lawyers' offices, and a drugstore. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981