Details for Gugger Homestead (Atlas Number 5507014737)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014737


Marker Number 14737
Atlas Number 5507014737
Marker Title Gugger Homestead
Index Entry Gugger Homestead
Address 14464 Old Bandera Road
City Helotes
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 529986
UTM Northing 3272024
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2008
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Arnold Gugger, son of Swiss-born Helotes Pioneers Anton and Marie Gugger, built this house and store circa 1881. Its site on the east bank of Helotes Creek was ideal for Guggers blacksmith shop, general store and saloon, and Arnold and wife Amalia Mollie (Benke) raised their six children on the second floor. The Guggers sold the property to Wilbert Hileman in 1908, and it has subsequently changed hands several times. The home has served as the Helotes Post Office twice, under postmasters Arnold Gugger (1888-1904) and Blanche Maltsberger (1944-1953). The two-story limestone building features 18-inch thick rough-course walls. An L-shaped wood porch extends around the front and side of both stories. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004


Gugger Homestead (RTHL)
Gugger Homestead (RTHL)