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Groppe Barn
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 31° 45.437 W 097° 04.734
14R E 681949 N 3515139
Quick Description: Texas Historical Marker at the gate of the Groppe Farm, southeast of West, TX, commemorating the history and architecture of the Groppe Barn.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/3/2013 1:02:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMGR5B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 3

Marker Number: 2288

Marker Text:
In 1874, German immigrant August Groppe, Sr., purchased this land and began a family farm. Groppe, a founder of West's German community, bought additional farmland in 1883 and hired local builder Joseph Huber to construct this barn in 1886. An excellent example of a late 19th century barn, it features an angled opening below the cross gable, brace-frame timber construction, open bays on one side, and a hay door in the cross gable. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991

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