Lindheimer House

489 Comal Ave., New Braunfels, Texas

Photos 

Ferdinand Lindheimer House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Richard MacAllister, Photographer May 26, 1936 NORTHEAST ELEVATION (FRONT).

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

About 1852 Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer, noted Texas botanist, built his home and office-print shop for the newspaper, Die Neue Braunfelser Zeitung. In this area this is the best-preserved early house that is constructed for the medieval-type, heavy-timber framing (Fachwerk). It was recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1967 and approved for the National Register in 1971. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS TX-374)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1970
Reference number
70000744
Architectural style
Other architectural type; German fachwerk
Areas of significance
Science; Architecture; Communications
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
ca. 1852

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