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Designed by J. R. Gordon along lines similar to New York State Capitol and several buildings at Harvard University.
Classified as Richardsonian Romanesque style, after the famous Louisiana-born architect Henry H. Richardson.
Built by Sonnefi…
County named for beloved Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Led army of Northern Virginia which included famed Hood's Texas Brigade.
He said about them "I never ordered that brigade to hold a position that they did not hold it." "The…
Located on Old San Antonio Road, on land surveyed in 1821 as part of the original colony of Moses and Stephen F. Austin.
In 1854 became site of major settlement by Wend from northern Europe, led by Pastor Johann Kilian.
Had only school in …
In this grave rests James Goucher and five members of his family murdered by Indians November 26, 1836. With the true pioneering spirit he had opened the first road from San Felipe to the settlements on the Colorado, known for many years as "Gouch…
Here in 1854 under the leadership of Rev. John Kilian Ev. Lutheran pastor about 600 Wends seeking religious liberty established the first Wendish settlement in Texas
Trilingual (Wendish-German-English) community founded 1854 by 588 S\Wends under leadership of the Rev. John Kilian. The Rev. Kilian (evangelical Lutheran) named place Serbin because the Wends were descendants of Serbs.
A thriving town 1865-1890…