HENKEL-SCHWARZ HOUSE
117 North Street Boerne, TX
Library File #10.2
ID# 27502 ORIGINAL USE: Home PRESENT USE: Home CURRENT OWNER: Catharine and Edgar Schwarz, Jr.
OWNERS: Otto Henkel; Edgar Schwarz, Jr. LOCATION: Toepperwein Addition, Block 19, Lot 27A DATE: c1930 Style/Period: Bungalow HISTORICAL DESIGNATION: NO
BUILDER: Otto Henkel CONSTRUCTED OF: Wood frame; Metal roof; CONDITION: Excellent DESCRIPTION: One story frame bungalow. Remodelled in the 1960's

HISTORY: This property was built by Otto Henkel for his growing family probably in the 1940's. About the time the children were grown, the Henkel's sold to Edgar Schwarz, Jr and his wife, Cathy. The Henkel's moved back to their first home on Live Oak Street.

Edgar and Cathy purchased the property in 1959, a few months before the birth of their fourth son. Edgar, Jr. held the position of City Manager of Boerne at this time. Cathy was teaching in the Boerne High School. Six years after moving here, a fifth son was born to them. This new addition to the family prompted them to add on to the house and to change the appearance of the facade. The house was originally a a frame bungalow with a small front porch. Another room was added to the front section, and the brick facade was added across the front, including the porch, which was enclosed. This created an entry porch for the interior of the house.

The house has been continuously maintained and remodelled by the Schwarz family to fit the family situation.

Source: Boerne Public Library files-December, 2007.