Details for Fritz Paul and Emma Schroeder House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018028


Marker Number 18028
Atlas Number 5507018028
Marker Title Fritz Paul and Emma Schroeder House
Index Entry Schroeder, Fritz Paul and Emma, House
Address 9799 Palestine Road
City Independence
County Washington
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; vernacular; women's topics
Marker Year 2014
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1 mile east of Sandy Hill Church on Palestine Road - property north of road.
Marker Size RTHL medallion & plaque without post, 18" x 28" with post
Marker Text SCHROEDER HOUSE Built in 1914, the Fritz Paul and Emma Schroeder house is a 1-1/2-story dwelling, an example of 20th century vernacular architecture. The building was designed and constructed with locally obtained materials by Fritz, who purchased the 100-acre farm from his stepfather, August Scheffer. The farm is nine miles north of Brenham in the rural community of Sandy Hill, which at the time of the home’s construction was exclusively German immigrants. The Schroeder house is an example of the relationship between the occupants, builder, and traditions of the traditionally German farming community. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2014 MARKER IS PROPERTY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS