Details for Groppe Barn (Atlas Number 5309002288)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309002288


Marker Number 2288
Atlas Number 5309002288
Marker Title Groppe Barn
Index Entry Groppe Barn
City West
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 683499
UTM Northing 3513192
Subject Codes farms; agriculture, general; buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1991
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From West, take Main St. south from center of town one mile, take Cemetery Rd. east, go 2.5 more miles to Barn
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text In 1874, German immigrant August Groppe, Sr., purchased this land and began a family farm. Groppe, a founder of West's German community, bought additional farmland in 1883 and hired local builder Joseph Huber to construct this barn in 1886. An excellent example of a late 19th century barn, it features an angled opening below the cross, brace-frame timber construction, open bays on one side, and a hay door in the cross gable.