Details for Richard E. and Ella Sodke Kloepper House (Atlas Number 5507014620)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014620


Marker Number 14620
Atlas Number 5507014620
Marker Title Richard E. and Ella Sodke Kloepper House
Index Entry Kloepper, Richard E. and Ella Sodke, House
Address 492 E. Main St.
City New Braunfels
County Comal
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 585474
UTM Northing 3287265
Subject Codes Queen Anne (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings; women
Marker Year 2003
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text Texas native Richard E. Kloepper and Ella Sodke married in 1906, the same year construction began on this house. A prominent local businessman, Richard was a founding member of New Braunfels State Bank, and of the local First Federal Savings and Loan Association. The couple moved from the house with their only son, Kermit, in 1911. A subsequent owner was Albert Voss, whose family lived here for many years. The Queen Anne home, built of longleaf pine, retains much of its original detailing, including porch spindle frieze, decorative shingling, and a bracketed window hood on the front projecting wing.Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-2003