Guthrie Building – Kerrville, Texas

This Historical Marker is located at 241 Earl Garrett Street This building has housed many businesses throughout its 130 years of existence. This is one of the oldest buildings in Kerrville. No one is certain who actually built this building but it is speculated that the builder was Bruno Schott. He built more than 200…

Captain Charles Schreiner – Kerrville, Texas

These Historical Markers are located at 216 Earl Garrett St. in Kerrville, Texas. Being the eldest son, Charles Schreiner was given the responsibility of caring for the family at age 14 when his father Gustave Schreiner died in 1852. In 1854 he joined the Texas Rangers in an effort to protect his family from Indian…

Masonic Building – Kerrville, Texas

This Historical Marker is located at 211 Earl Garrett St. in Kerrville, Texas. This is an Italianate style two story building designed by Texas Architect Alfred Giles who was know for his use of the round arch parapet. At the end of the 19th century, one of the most important businessmen and landholders in Kerr…

Notre Dame Catholic Church – Kerrville, Texas

This Historical Marker is located at 909 Main Street in Kerrville.  In March, 1889, a small band of Roman Catholics in Kerr County formed and erected a small wood frame mission church called St. Mary of the Assumption. Not really sure why the website and other research states that the founding date of the church…

Historical Marker Vagabond – Texas

During my travels I stop at historical markers to read about the history. I decided to take as many pictures about the marker, do some research, and then share my findings in my blog. According to the Texas Historical Commission, Historical markers in Texas have been around since the 1890s. Before the 1950s the state…

Arcadia Theatre – Kerrville, Texas

This Historical Marker is actually considered a Texas Historic Landmark and is located at 717 Water Street in Kerrville.  The Arcadia opened its doors in June 29, 1926. It closed its doors in 1988. The theater seats 338 on the main level and 120 in the balcony. I cannot believe there have been talks to…

The Pampell Opera House – Kerrville, Texas

This Historical Marker is located at 701 Water Street in Kerrville. John L. Pampell purchased this building in 1901 and shortly after, he began to remodel the second floor into an opera house which sat 450 people. The remodel included an inside stairway to the first floor so theater patrons could purchase drinks and snacks…