Details for Louis Haller House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5325003135


Marker Number 3135
Atlas Number 5325003135
Marker Title Louis Haller House
Index Entry Haller, Louis House
City Castroville
County Medina
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 511940
UTM Northing 3247604
Subject Codes Alsatian immigrants/immigration; houses, residential buildings; rangers
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Fiorella Street #1307, Castroville
Marker Size 12" x 16" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text A native of France, 17-year-old Louis Haller (d. 1920) came to Texas with his father in 1845. He was a scout for the Texas Rangers and a wagoner during the Civil War. In 1871 he married Leonie Naegelin (d. 1918). They built this house about 1877 for their growing family. The limestone structure is similar in style to many pioneer homes in Castroville. The chimney of the unusual corner fireplace angles through the wall and sits at the peak of the roof over a window. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1978.

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