Details for Mission Valley School (Atlas Number 5507015737)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507015737


Marker Number 15737
Atlas Number 5507015737
Marker Title Mission Valley School
Index Entry Mission Valley School
Address 1135 Mission Valley Rd.
City New Braunfels
County Comal
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 577090
UTM Northing 3288125
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2009
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text German settlers established the Mission Valley community, named for an earlier Spanish mission, in the mid-1840s. Area families educated their children in their homes before brothers Karl and Julius Brehmer donated land for the first community school in 1870. Trustees built a frame schoolhouse, and in 1884 a larger limestone school was built on land acquired from Friedrich and Emilie Heidrich; the frame school then became a teacherage. New Braunfels Independent School District annexed Mission Valley in 1952. Since that time this site, which includes the historic frame and stone schoolhouses, stone cisterns and other features, has served as a community center. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2009