Details for Rudolph and Therese Runge House (Atlas Number 5319013029)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5319013029

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Marker Number 13029
Atlas Number 5319013029
Marker Title Rudolph and Therese Runge House
Index Entry Runge, Rudolph and Therese, House
Address 916 San Antonio
City Mason
County Mason
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 478689
UTM Northing 3400840
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; vernacular (Architectural term); German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 2003
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 916 San Antonio
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In the 1880s and 1890s, stonemason Thomas Broad built several homes in Mason similar to this one, owned by E.J. and Louise Broad from 1891 until they sold it in 1895 to Therese (Marschall) Runge (1855-1946). Her husband, Rudolph Runge (1849-1914), was a German native who became a noted local attorney. The couple's sons, Carl and Roscoe, became prominent lawyers and politicians. The family sold the home in 1946, and subsequent owners have maintained the building's Victorian elements, many of which are common in Thomas Broad's work. These include turned posts and the use of random ashlar stone with unique pointing treatment and articulated quoins. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2003