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Schwarz Building

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1907. 216 W. Main St.

One of the largest and most monumental of the commercial buildings on Main Street, the Schwarz Building was constructed as a combination store and residence for Charles Schwarz. The general merchandise store was located on the first floor, with the Schwarz family residence above, taking advantage of the large cast-iron veranda overlooking the street. The exterior of the building has survived intact, preserving the especially monumental limestone walls with their rock-faced finish.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Schwarz Building", [Fredericksburg, 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, 214-214.

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