Details for August C. and Julia Richter Mansion

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5479000234


Marker Number 234
Atlas Number 5479000234
Marker Title August C. and Julia Richter Mansion
Index Entry Richter, August C. and Julia, Mansion
Address 1906 Houston St.
City Laredo
County Webb
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 449193
UTM Northing 3042733
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1906 Houston Street
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text A native of San Antonio, August C. Richter (1863-1940) moved to Laredo in 1888. He acquired full ownership of an early fixed price department store, "El Precio Fijo." His wife, Julia, played a major role in the city's cultural and educational circles and introduced music to the Laredo public schools. This classical revival home, built for their family in 1906, features Ionic columns and first and second story wraparound porches. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985