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Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture (Andreas Breustedt House)

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Andreas Breustedt House
1858–1859. 1370 Church Hill Dr.

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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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture (Andreas Breustedt House)", [New Braunfels, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-NB14.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 203-203.

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