Details for Frey-Benignus House (Atlas Number 5473009384)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5473009384

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Marker Number 9384
Atlas Number 5473009384
Marker Title Frey-Benignus House
Index Entry Frey-Benignus House
Address From Brookshire take FM 362 north to Richard Frey, then west to Blinka Rd, then north 1 mile
City Brookshire vicinity
County Waller
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 212884
UTM Northing 3320032
Subject Codes farms; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Brookshire take FM 362 north to Richard Frey, then west to Blinka Rd, then north 1 mile, Brookshire vicinity
Marker Size Medallion and plate
Marker Text Swiss immigrant John Frey (1857-1925) and his German-born wife Mary (1862-1933) moved to Waller County in late 1889. They built a small two-room house, a barn, and smokehouse, and began a family farm. The couple eventually had fifteen children and added rooms to their home as their family grew. Now standing as an excellent example of a late 19th-century farmhouse, the house features fine milled wood details. Following the deaths of John and Mary Frey, the house became the property of their daughter, Margarete, and her husband Louis Benignus. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990