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…

Dr. Charles Bellinger Stewart – Montgomery, Texas

Who designed the Texas Flag? This question that has been debated for years. If you say anyone other than Charles B. Stewart (while in Montgomery County), your fixing to get an ear full. Descendants of Dr. Stewart and Montgomery County feel very strongly that the Lone Star Flag was designed by none other than Charles…

Staacke Brothers Building – San Antonio, Texas

This Historical Marker is located at 309 E. Commerce Street in Downtown San Antonio.  This site originally belonged to the First Presbyterian Church but was purchased by August F. Staacke (1825–1909) in 1869.  In 1894, James Gordan designed a Renaissance Revival three-story red sandstone and pink granite building that included a basement.   The carriage…

Travis Park Confederate Statue – San Antonio, Texas

The following brief report is by Miss Lillian Byrn, Historian of Barnard E. Bee Chapter, San Antonio:   The Daughters of the Confederacy enjoy the distinction of unveiling the first monument ever erected in San Antonio. This tribute to Confederate soldiers is placed in the center of the handsomest of the many parks for which…