Gruene Mansion
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder
N 29° 44.281 W 098° 06.243
14R E 586640 N 3290092
Quick Description: This building is now a bed and breakfast but it still retains its strong German decorative style. The marker is on the front porch.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2012 4:10:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMECK5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rilekyle
Views: 3

Long Description:
This was the home built for Henry D. Gruene, the man who built this town in the late 1800s and was honored by the townfolkd by renamed it in his honor. This Victorian house is now used as a bed and breakfast inn. The historical marker is located on the front porch. Just walk up the sidewalk to the house and step onto the porch to see, read and photograph this marker. Book a room if you'd like!
The address for this house is 1275 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Gruene is now within New Braunfels city limits and has the New Braunfels mailing address now.

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Marker Number: 2295

Marker Text:
The son of German immigrants, Henry D. Gruene was born in New Braunfels in 1850. In 1872 he built this home, in what was then the town of Goodwin. Gruene became a leader in the development of the community, which later was renamed for him. Although the town declined after Gruene's death in 1920 and now is part of New Braunfels, this Victorian home, with its elaborate Eastlake detailing, stands as a monument to his contributions.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984


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