Details for August Ebers House (Atlas Number 5259000236)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5259000236

Data

Marker Number 236
Atlas Number 5259000236
Marker Title August Ebers House
Index Entry Ebers, August, House
Address
City Fredericksburg
County Kendall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 517386
UTM Northing 3334029
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Comfort take Old State Road 9 fourteen miles to house in Bankersmith
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text In 1860 August Ebers, a German immigrant, built the east portion of this stone house. It included a kitchen, a "big room", and an upstairs loft bedroom. Before 1880 he added the west wing. Ebers was killed in a well accident in 1884, and his family continued operating the farm. The home became a social center where community dances were held, and served as a polling place during elections. The home remained in the family until 1962. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983