Details for Bracht House (Atlas Number 5507016457)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016457


Marker Number 16457
Atlas Number 5507016457
Marker Title Bracht House
Index Entry Bracht House
Address 409 N. Magnolia
City Rockport
County Aransas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 691538
UTM Northing 3101703
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2010
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Adolph L. Bracht (1872-1961) was born in Rockport and worked at lumber and grocery stores before establishing his own wholesale and retail grocery in 1899. He was a charter member of the Intracoastal Canal Association and active in the Chamber of Commerce and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. For many years he shipped vegetables raised by growers in this area and the Rio Grande Valley. He ran his grocery business until his retirement in 1947. Adolph and his wife Gertrude (Prophet) had nine children. Their Prairie-style two-story house (built c. 1898-1902) features lap siding, a low-pitched hip roof with dormers, wraparound porch with Doric columns and cast stone footings, and an asymmetrical façade with bay window. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2010