Details for Groppe Building (Atlas Number 5309002289)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309002289


Marker Number 2289
Atlas Number 5309002289
Marker Title Groppe Building
Index Entry Groppe Building
City West
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 676304
UTM Northing 3519209
Subject Codes buildings; commercial buildings; German immigrants/immigration; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 130 N. Main (Corners of Main & Oak), West
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text One of the first German settlers in the area, August Groppe, Sr. (1840-1919) had this structure built in 1892, the year the town of West was incorporated. A prominent cotton farmer and businessman. Groppe hired local brickmasons and used bricks that were made near West to construct the first brick building in the town's business district. The late 19th-century structure has housed numerous businesses, including a dry goods store, grocery, and drugstore.