beckmanntin

BECKMANN PRESSED TIN BUILDING
621 E. Rosewood, Boerne
Library File #38.1
ID# 20346 ORIGINAL USE: Store PRESENT USE: None CURRENT OWNER: Barbara Freasier
OWNERS: John Joseph Prokop, Easton, Olga Morrison LOCATION: Cheevers Addition Lot #1 DATE:c1920 Style/Period: Pressed tin HISTORICAL DESIGNATION: Eligible
BUILDER: unknown CONDITION: Fair CONSTRUCTED OF: Pressed tin; flat roof; store windows DESCRIPTION: Typical rectangular store building with decorative front above the flat roof. Windows designed for diplay.

HISTORY:This building was known as the Old Beckmann Store. Mr. Prokop operated a shoe repair shop here approximately 1925-1930. He lived in a house behind the store which burned down in 1959. Mr. Prokop was killed in the fire. His daughter, Olga Morrison, became owner of the building.

[Note: the building would have been very near the railroad station in the 1920's, making this an obvious place for a business. Since the railroad era it has been relegated to the back streets of town.]

Source: Boerne Public Library files.

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