Details for Ahrenbeck-Urban Home (Atlas Number 5473009373)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5473009373


Marker Number 9373
Atlas Number 5473009373
Marker Title Ahrenbeck-Urban Home
Index Entry Ahrenbeck-Urban Home
Address corner of 13th St. & Lafayette
City Hempstead
County Waller
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1980
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location corner of 13th St. & Lafayette, Hempstead
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This two-story galleried Greek Revival residence was built about 1872 by German native William Ahrenbeck (1828-1888). A prominent area civic leader and builder, he also served as postmaster and mayor of Hempstead. His daughter Ella Justine Ahrenbeck (1866-1949) lived here following his death. In 1917 she sold the property to businessman R. R. Urban (1873-1930). Additions to the home, which remained in his family until 1965, were built during his ownership. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980