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J. Gottlieb Lorbeer House

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1887. 202 Ranch Rd. 1376
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Built for his own use by mason J. Gottlieb Lorbeer, also credited with the Gass Blacksmith Shop ( NB30) in Comfort, the one-and-a-half-story limestone house is raised above the creek banks on a high basement. The house is devoid of porches or exterior ornament, the exception being wooden shutters that decorate the plain exterior and provide protection from the sun. A short distance north of the house stands a complex of stone and frame buildings, including the one-story, one-room stuccoed limestone Longbein House and the long rectangular frame dance hall with an asymmetrically placed door and sash windows.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "J. Gottlieb Lorbeer House", [Boerne, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 205-206.

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