Details for F. Xavier Schmidt House (Atlas Number 5325001523)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5325001523


Marker Number 1523
Atlas Number 5325001523
Marker Title F. Xavier Schmidt House
Index Entry Schmidt, F. Xavier, House
City Castroville
County Medina
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 511781
UTM Northing 3246879
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; design and construction; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Corner of Lisbon and Naples, Castroville.
Marker Size 12" x 16" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Built about 1870 by German artisan who constructed many houses in area. Cypress logs were floated down the Medina River, adzed lengthwise for attic timbers. Has 22-inch walls of limestone quarried nearby; hand-carved stone fireplace; outside kitchen, unique stairway landing. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966.