Henkel Square is an outdoor museum village established in 1968 by Faith and Charles Bybee of Houston “to preserve and perpetuate an authentic representation of local Texas life as it was in the 19th century.” It has eleven buildings, including the Henkel House (1852), which is on its original site. This was the home of the town's first mayor, Edward Henkel, who founded the town's Lutheran church, ran the general store, and served as the first justice of the peace. The Visitor's Center (1875) was originally the apothecary operated by Mr. Recknagel. His wife had a photography studio in the corner of the store and some of her photos are on display. The Muckleroy House (1840), which was moved here from nearby Friesburg, is an excellent example of a dogtrot house; its second floor lacks a passage. The infill between the rough-hewn timbers is filled with plaster or daub.
You are here
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.