Details for Beck Ranch Headquarters (Atlas Number 5469006535)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5469006535


Marker Number 6535
Atlas Number 5469006535
Marker Title Beck Ranch Headquarters
Index Entry Beck Ranch Headquarters
Address 412 Magruder Dr.
City Victoria
County Victoria
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 694832
UTM Northing 3192335
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; houses, residential buildings; Greek Revival (Architectural style); German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1980
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text German native Charles (Carl) August Beck (1810-1885) purchased forty acres at this site in 1862. Ten years later he built this Greek Revival home as a wedding gift for his son Charles Theodore Beck (b. 1846). This house served as the headquarters for their cattle ranch which eventually grew to about 25,000 acres. In 1923 it became the center of Arthur Yariger's dairy business and has remained in the Yariger Family since that date. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980