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A Guide to the Historic Buildings Fredericksburg and Gillespie County
Saturday, October 17th 2015
About Kenneth Hafertepe: A native of Dallas, Ken attended Georgetown University and then did his graduate work at the University of Texas in Austin. He worked at the French Legation Museum and the Neill-Cochran House Museum in Austin, then from 1990 to 2000 he was director of academic programs at Historic Deerfield, a museum of New England history and art in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. He has taught at Baylor since 2000.
About A Guide to the Historic Buildings Fredericksburg and Gillespie County: The book has color illustrations of 210 of the most interesting historic buildings in the Hill Country, as well as black-and-white photos of notable historic landmarks. These range from the 1934 replica of the Vereinskirche (the society church) to the LBJ Ranch, and from the houses of the Pioneer Museum Complex in Fredericksburg to Luckenbach, Texas. (Willie and Waylon are not included, but the famed Luckenbach Dance Hall is!) Based on extensive original research, Hafertepe gives more precise dates of construction for many Fredericksburg landmarks, and explains once and for all how a Sunday House is different from other old houses.
This richly illustrated book tracks the evolution of Fredericksburg architecture and guides readers through the streets of this once-westernmost German settlement in America, pointing out the log, fachwerk, and stone buildings that housed the town’s full-time residents, its weekenders, and the businesses of the nineteenth century.
Abundant with details uncovered by Haferte