Details for Joseph Sonka House (Atlas Number 5187002866)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5187002866


Marker Number 2866
Atlas Number 5187002866
Marker Title Joseph Sonka House
Index Entry Sonka, Joseph, House
Address 617 North Guadalupe Street
City Seguin
County Guadalupe
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 599728
UTM Northing 3272089
Subject Codes Czech immigrants/immigration; manufacturing; houses, residential buildings; design and construction; Italianate
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 617 North Guadalupe Street, Seguin.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Czechoslovakian immigrant Joseph Sonka (1849-1924) came to Seguin in 1878. A stonemason by trade, he established a brickyard and cotton gin near this site and in 1881 began construction of this house. He completed it in 1893, the same year he married Annie Klicka (1867-1937). Made of bricks from the Sonka Brickyard, the house is built on an L-plan with Italianate detailing. It served as a community hospital from 1913 to 1915, and has remained in the Sonka Family. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990