Preview #3 of Tour Sites for VAF in Texas, May 2022

20 Mar 2021 11:00 AM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

Although this year because of the pandemic we will all gather again virtually to have our annual meeting and share wonderful research we want to make sure that everyone is planning for San Antonio in May 2022.  So this is the third installment of images that preview those exciting tours. Hope to see you all there! 

Stonewall - Friedrich and Christine Sauer house. Photo courtesy of Brent R. FortenberryOur Hill Country sojourn will include an afternoon visit to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, which has been well-restored by the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife. Just across the Pedernales River is LBJ’s Texas White House, definitely an extraordinary landscape, but on the south side is an excellent everyday landscape. The site includes an older house, the home of Friedrich and Emil Sauer, which began as a single room with walls of alternating logs and rock, circa 1869, but which was enlarged with three rooms of stone. A few feet away is a slightly later rock kitchen, and, across a dogtrot, a late Victorian one-story house built for Emil and Emma Beckmann circa 1915. As if this were not enough, it is surrounded by rock outbuildings and a well-preserved barn!

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