Details for Klingelhoeffer House (Atlas Number 5507017349)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017349

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Marker Number 17349
Atlas Number 5507017349
Marker Title Klingelhoeffer House
Index Entry Klingelhoeffer House
Address 701 W. Main St.
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2012
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Southwest corner of W. Main St. and S. Acorn St.
Marker Size 18" x 28" with post
Marker Text KLINGELHOEFFER HOUSE JOHANN JOST KLINGELHOEFFER LEFT EUROPE IN 1846 SEEKING FREEDOM AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES. THE FAMILY SAILED TO THE PORT OF INDIANOLA THEN TRAVELED TO NEW BRAUNFELS BEFORE ARRIVING IN FREDERICKSBURG. IT IS BELIEVED THAT KLINGELHOEFFER BUILT HIS HOME AROUND 1854 IN THE FACHWERK OR HALF-TIMBERED STYLE. THE TIMBERS ARE OAK WITH AN INFILL OF HANDMADE BRICKS AND THE TWO ROOMS AT GROUND LEVEL WERE SEPARATED BY A DURCHGANG OR DOGTROT. JUST AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, TWO ROOMS WERE ADDED TO THE REAR WHICH CLOSED OFF THE DURCHGANG. IN 1955, TWO MORE ROOMS WERE ADDED, A BATHROOM AND ART STUDIO. THE HOME REPRESENTS AN EARLY TEXAS GERMAN STYLE OF BUILDING THAT WAS UNIQUE TO THE HILL COUNTRY.