Groppe Building

Groppe Building (HM16F9)

Location: West, TX 76691 McLennan County
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N 31° 48.143', W 97° 5.522'

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One of the first German settlers in the area, August Groppe, Sr. (1840-1919) had this structure built in 1892, the year the town of West was incorporated. A prominent cotton farmer and businessman. Groppe hired local brickmasons and used bricks that were made near West to construct the first brick building in the town's business district. The late 19th-century structure has housed numerous businesses, including a dry goods store, grocery, and drugstore.
HM NumberHM16F9
Marker Number2289
Year Placed1983
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 6:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 680618 N 3520116
Decimal Degrees31.80238333, -97.09203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 48.143', W 97° 5.522'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 48' 8.58" N, 97° 5' 31.32" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Oak St, West TX 76691, US
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