Details for Dolch-Hans Compound (Atlas Number 5325013252)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5325013252


Marker Number 13252
Atlas Number 5325013252
Marker Title Dolch-Hans Compound
Index Entry Dolch-Hans Compound
Address 1213 Fiorella St
City Castroville
County Medina
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 511930
UTM Northing 3247566
Subject Codes commercial buildings; houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 2004
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1213-1215 Fiorella Street. Compound includes five buildings and structures.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This compound reflects a continuum of Castroville's history from before the Civil War. German immigrants Louis and Rosina (Niggli) Dolch built the stone house c. 1860. They stayed only a few years, but retained ownership into the 1880s, when Rosina's brother, sheriff and U.S. marshal Ferdinand Niggli, lived here. Butcher Thomas Edmund Hans and his wife Amelia (Tschirhart) bought the homestead in 1907 and added the brick commercial building for Hans Meat Market in 1910. An early board-and-batten barn and smokehouse, and a well house with elevated cistern, completed the compound, which remained in family ownership until 1969. Today, the site serves as an architectural record of an evolutionary city farmstead. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004