Details for Beseler House (Atlas Number 5259000383)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5259000383

Data

Marker Number 383
Atlas Number 5259000383
Marker Title Beseler House
Index Entry Beseler House
Address 518 North Main Street
City Boerne
County Kendall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 525510
UTM Northing 3296519
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term); German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Civic leader and Boerne businessman Maxmillian Beseler (1866-1939) had this stone Victorian cottage built for his parents, Charles and Minna Beseler, in 1903. A native of Prussia, Charles Beseler came to Texas in 1848 and served for many years as a Kendall County public official. Constructed by Ed Clemens of locally quarried rock, the home features a curved front porch, decorative woodwork, and shingle detailing. It remained in the Beseler family for over 80 years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985.