Details for Cordier-Tschirhart-Seal House (Atlas Number 5325001058)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5325001058

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Marker Number 1058
Atlas Number 5325001058
Marker Title Cordier-Tschirhart-Seal House
Index Entry Cordier-Tschirhart-Seal House
Address 1213 Isabella Street
City Castroville
County Medina
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 511963
UTM Northing 3247624
Subject Codes Alsatian immigrants/immigration; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Intersection of Paris/Isabella, Castroville.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Jean Baptiste Cordier (1804-1881) built this Alsatian pioneer dwelling after migrating to Texas in 1844. The native limestone structure had three downstairs rooms and an attic. Cordier sold the cottage in 1847 to blacksmith Stephan Ahr (1821-1903) and shoemaker Jacob Biry (1810-1867), whose families occupied it together. In 1906 the house was purchased by Eugenia Beck (Mrs. Sebastian) Tschirhart (1861-1938). It was restored by her descendants, Mr. and Mrs. Adrian L. Seal. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1976.