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Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture (Andreas Breustedt House)
The five-bay, one-and-a-half-story Breustedt House is of fachwerk adobe construction covered by wood siding and has a metal standing-seam roof. In 1965 it was moved from the intersection of I-35 and TX 46 to this location and now serves as a museum with a collection of furniture that dates from 1850 to 1870. The plan of this house is significant for German-Texas houses because of its symmetry and the introduction of a central hall flanked by two rooms on each side. Symmetrical plans of this type were called a durchgang plan in Germany and the Breustedt house could have derived from either German or central-plan Anglo-American sources. The front porch, however, is an entirely Anglo-American feature. Breustedt, who served as a Texas Ranger, was probably a farmer in the small community of Neighborville, approximately two miles from New Braunfels.
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