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143 S. Main
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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