Details for Fabra Smokehouse (Atlas Number 5259001546)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5259001546


Marker Number 1546
Atlas Number 5259001546
Marker Title Fabra Smokehouse
Index Entry Fabra Smokehouse
Address 202 S. Main Street
City Boerne
County Kendall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 525936
UTM Northing 3295784
Subject Codes buildings; German immigrants/immigration; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1980
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location smokehouse on S side of 194 Main Street building - Boerne
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text A native of Germany, Julius Fabra (1827-1910) migrated to this area in 1854. After working as a freight hauler, he opened a meat market to serve the local farms. His son Ludwig (1858-1929) joined the business at the age of eighteen and constructed this smokehouse for the store in 1887. Originally a one-story structure, it was built of native limestone. A second story was added in 1904. Following Ludwig's death, his son Henry operated the market until he retired in 1962. The smokehouse is all that remains of the Fabra family business which spanned three generations. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980