harz

HARZ-JOHNS-SIMS HOUSE
927 N. School
Library File #2
ID# 18969 ORIGINAL USE: Home PRESENT USE: Home CURRENT OWNER: Capt. Coleman Sims
OWNERS: Ferdinand Harz, J. H. Johnson, Joe Johns LOCATION: None-Abstract 298 BLOCK: 900 LOT: #45 DATE:c1879 Style/Period: German Pioneer HISTORICAL DESIGNATION: None- Eligible
BUILDER: Ferdinand Harz CONSTRUCTED OF: Native rock; shingle roof; 6 x 6 windows Excellent Condition DESCRIPTION: One and one-half story limestone rubble residence, limestone veneer additions to north and east, new shed dormers, new square porch posts, concrete porch, shingle roof.

HISTORY: Ferdinand Harz lived in this house until he sold to Joseph Johns In an article about this historic home is the following: "three generations of family occupancy began when the house was acquired in the early 1900's by Mrs. Benjamin Frank Johnson, grandmother of Mrs. [Josephine] Sims." Originally three rooms- parlour, bedroom and kitchen. Mrs. Johnson added bedroom in attic and a sleeping porch on the east, and glassed in porch on north. Joe Johns added large living room, bath closets and 2nd attic bedroom in 1940's to 1952. The Sims' added central air/heat and a full bath on southeast side.

Source: Boerne Public Library files.