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1893. Ranch Rd. 1376, approximately 0.5 miles north of the J. Gottlieb Lorbeer House
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This fine schoolhouse is built of enormous rock-faced blocks of limestone and now serves as a ranch office. In 1850 Dr. Ernst Kapp purchased Nicolaus Zink's property then owned by George Holekamp, where he built a health spa named Badenthal. He operated it for fifteen years after which he returned to Germany, because most of the settlers had left the community during the Civil War in opposition to Texas secession.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Schoolhouse", [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, 206-206.

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