Details for Fred Beck Homestead (Atlas Number 5451002056)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5451002056


Marker Number 2056
Atlas Number 5451002056
Marker Title Fred Beck Homestead
Index Entry Beck, Fred
Address 1231 Culberson
City San Angelo
County Tom Green
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 365217
UTM Northing 3481753
Subject Codes farms; houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1989
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1231 Culberson, San Angelo
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text A native of Germany, Fred Beck (1864-1951) came to San Angelo in 1886 and bought this homesite in 1889. By 1892 he had opened his own butcher shop. Beck hired noted architect Oscar Ruffini to design this home in 1912, after a house built here in 1902 was destroyed by fire. An adaptation of a Queen Anne style cottage and built of locally-made brick, the house features a pyramidal roof, central entry, wraparound porch, and low gabled dormers. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1989