Details for Theis House (Atlas Number 5259005460)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5259005460


Marker Number 5460
Atlas Number 5259005460
Marker Title Theis House
Index Entry Theis House
City Boerne
County Kendall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 526061
UTM Northing 3295865
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1984
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location on Newton Alley behind 242 Main Street, Boerne
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text This pioneer home was built in 1858 by German immigrant Phillip Jacob Theis (1809-1876), an early Kendall County blacksmith and wheelwright. The original part of the Theis house is a dogtrot plan of palisade construction. Willow branches were woven around cedar support posts to form the walls, which were then packed with clay and rock and finally stuccoed for protection. The Theis house is a rare surviving example of this construction type. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984