This Historical Marker is located at 1275 Gruene Rd. The mansion was one of the first buildings in Gruene. Henry D. Gruene, the town’s founder, originally bought land for a cotton farm in 1872 with his father and brothers. He built his first home in 1872 and modified it over the years. It still stands proudly with its Victoria galleries today as the Gruene Mansion Inn. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated Texas Historic Landmark. Behind the arch, there are numerous outbuildings that were part of the Gruene Mansion. These buildings were elegantly remodeled and are part of the Gruene Mansion Inn. The porch that surrounds this mansion is just breath taking.
The Historical Marker Reads:
The son of German immigrants, Henry D. Gruene was born in New Braunfels in 1850. In 1872 he built this home, in what was then the town of Goodwin. Gruene became a leader in the development of the community, which later was renamed for him. Although the town declined after Gruene’s death in 1920 and now is part of New Braunfels, this Victorian home, with its elaborate Eastlake detailing, stand as a monument to his contributions.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1984