|ID# 21624||ORIGINAL USE: Home-Restaurant-B and B||PRESENT USE: Italian Restaurant Motel||CURRENT OWNER: Dennis Spinneli|
|OWNERS: William A. Schwarz, Lina Oppermann, White, Ball, Borgman.||LOCATION: Kernaghan Addition: Lot: #41||DATE: c1876 Style/Period: Pioneer German||HISTORICAL DESIGNATION: no|
|BUILDERS: John F. Stendebach||CONSTRUCTED OF: Rock||CONDITION: Good||DESCRIPTION: One and one-half story chiseled limestone blocks; outside stairs to loft. Alterations: Newer fireplace, attached wood addition. New shutters; standing seam tin roof.|
HISTORY: This lot was part of property which Johann F.
Stendebach bought when he arrived in the area in 1875. The Lot #41 was sold
several times before William Schwarz purchased it and build his home. His
daughters, remember that, "By 1900 William Schwarz and his family were living in
the rock house at 911 S. Main Street, Boerne. It is said to have been built by
him with the help of relatives and friends. There were three rooms on the bottom
floor, bedroom, kitchen and dining room. The attic was finished later, with an
outside stairway. Mrs. Ruhnke and Mrs. Pechacek still remember their cousins
coming in from the country and changing clothes there for parties and dances.
Well-drilling was still his listed occupation (1900 census) though he was much
sought-after as a builder and rock mason.
Schwarz was elected Marshall of the City of Boerne in 1914." His home was a rare example of Sunday House architecture in Boerne
Source: Boerne Public Library files
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