Details for Reue-Eickenhorst House (Atlas Number 5477012991)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5477012991

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Marker Number 12991
Atlas Number 5477012991
Marker Title Reue-Eickenhorst House
Index Entry House, Reue-Eickenhorst
Address FM 2621 at SH 50
City Brenham
County Washington
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 753933
UTM Northing 3349223
Subject Codes Queen Anne (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 2002
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Brenham, FM 2621, 0.5 mi. E of SH 50
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Reue-Eickenhorst House Wilhelm Reue grew up in the Sandy Hill area and married Alma Muegge from the William Penn Community in 1914. A year later, with a new daughter, the couple finished their home here near Prairie Hill. For decades the home was the site of community events, including parties, dances and meetings. In 1950, the couple sold the house and property to Wilhelmina (Swarze) and Henry Eickenhorst, who continued to farm here. The Queen Anne-style house retains original features, including an L-shaped porch, roof cresting, porch brackets with a star and ribbon motif, and an oval glass inset in the front door. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002