|ID# 19910||ORIGINAL USE: Dress/Haberdashery/Saloon||PRESENT USE: Commercial||CURRENT OWNER: Peggy Oefinger Trust|
|OWNERS:Max Beseler, David Gray, Dr. & Mrs. Oeffinger.||LOCATION: Original Town Lot # 85-86||DATE: c1900 Style/Period: Commercial||HISTORICAL DESIGNATION: NO|
|BUILDERS: Max Beseler||CONSTRUCTED OF: Brick||CONDITION: Good||DESCRIPTION: One story commercial, with front awning. Pictures show that it was enlarged from the original building.|
FUNCTION: This building was originally used to house the
Beseler Stores- a dress shop, haberdashery and saloon. In July, 1985 Mr. David
Gray wrote a letter to the editor of the Boerne Star thanking the many who
helped him in his re- construction of this building. In the article he said,
"The Beseler building (built about 1916) sat vacant from the fall of 1980 until
the spring of 1984 when I began work on it."..."Max Beseler's Dress-up Shop and
Haberdashery was the original business at 141. It last served as an auto parts
store. After prohibition Max Beseler reopened his well known bar at 143 where
[his son-in- law], Udo Harz, continued until 1974."
Source: Boerne Public Library file.
[Note: Correction to Mr. Gray's article: Udo Harz was a brother to Herbert Harz, the son-in-law of Max Beseler.]
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