Details for Oefinger House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5325012538


Marker Number 12538
Atlas Number 5325012538
Marker Title Oefinger House
Index Entry Oefinger House
City Quihi vicinity
County Medina
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 2.7 miles north of Quihi on FM 2676
Marker Size Medallion & plate
Marker Text This well-preserved example of late Victorian architecture was built in 1909 by Christian Oefinger (1861-1950), son of early German immigrant Andreas Oefinger (b. 1819) and Ursula Nee Fuos, and his wife Marie (Schuele) (1872-1918). A third bedroom, added in 1915, served as a boarding house for a local schoolteacher. The house exhibits an asymmetrical plan with crafted wood details and metal roof cresting. The house remained in the Oefinger family for several generations. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1995