Details for Arnold-Rauch-Brandt Homestead (Atlas Number 5507018455)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018455


Marker Number 18455
Atlas Number 5507018455
Marker Title Arnold-Rauch-Brandt Homestead
Index Entry Arnold-Rauch-Brandt Homestead
Address 4451 W. State Highway 46
City New Braunfels
County Comal
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2016
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location To access the property, there is a dirt road on an easement off of State Hwy 46. Travel approx 1 mile on the dirt road to the 10 acre property. This will eventually be a paved access road.
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plaque with post
Marker Text This homestead was built in 1852 with an addition in 1883 by German immigrants Gottlieb Arnold (1808-1879) and Maria Koch Arnold (1825-1900) who settled here in 1852 and raised nine children. It features hand-chiseled limestone and hand-hewn timber, likely gathered from nearby sources. The homestead evolved from a one-room structure to six rooms and now includes the house, a limestone barn and smokehouse. This property passed down to Arnold family descendants for more than 150 years and is a reminder of the early German settlers of the area. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2016