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Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion

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Built  1879
RTHL #  711
Opened  1879
Architect  Alfred Giles
NRHP Reference #  75001997
Designated RTHL  1962
Added to NRHP  14 April 1975
Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Location  216 Earl Garrett St.Kerrville, Texas
Architectural styles  Châteauesque, Romanesque Revival architecture
Similar  Hill Country Preservat, Riverside Nature Center, Museum of Western Art, Louise Hays Park, Stonehenge II

The Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion is located in Kerrville in the U.S. state of Texas. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings in Kerr County, Texas in 1975. It was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1962. The mansion is currently the home of the Hill Country Museum. In 1984, Mrs. E. C. Parker of the Captain Charles Schreiner Chapter #2462 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was awarded a Jefferson Davis Certificate of Meritorious Service for Preservation and Restoration, in honor of her work in converting the mansion into a museum.

The mansion is now home to the Hill Country Museum, which is operated by Schreiner University.

Design

Texas Ranger and Confederate States Army veteran Charles Schreiner, Sr., was descended from French nobility. His father Gustav had been born in a castle in Alsace. The Schreiner family moved to San Antonio in 1852. Schreiner became a wealthy rancher, merchant and philanthropist in Kerrville. Schreiner commissioned San Antonio architect Alfred Giles to design the mansion in 1879. The original six-bedroom, two-story house was the first limestone building in Kerr County. In 1895, Schreiner had Giles add a more elaborate porch. The combined styles of Romanesque Revival and Chateauesque were a result in part of the labor force being brought from Germany, and pink granite columns imported from Italy. In 1927, the Schreiner heirs transferred ownership of the mansion to the Kerrville Masonic Lodge, which sold it in 1972 to a private owner.

References

Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion Wikipedia


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