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Richard Caldwell interviewing Herff decendents

The beginnings of Boerne - Event in/near Boerne

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The beginnings of Boerne


In 1852 Gustav Theissen and John James laid out the town site and named it Boerne in honor of Ludwig Boerne, a German author and publicist. Boerne developed the reputation of having a very healthful environment and quickly became a health resort with the arrival of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway in 1887.

George Wilkins Kendall
Boerne CemeteryBoerne Cemetery
Julius A. and Anna Phillip House
Beseler House
Saint Helena Episcopal Church
Kuhlmann-King HouseHenry J. Graham BuildingBoerne Chapter No. 200, Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S.)Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897
Lex SanitariumTheis HouseEarly Boerne Schoolhouses
Joseph Dienger BuildingKendall County Courthouse / Kendall CountyVogt-Clegg Log House
Ye Kendall InnGerman Music in Boerne
Fabra Smokehouse
Homesite of Albert Paul Kutzer
Staffel Family and the Staffel Store
Stotts Home (Robert E. Lee House) / 1860 Temporary Headquarters of Gen. Robert E. Lee
Weyrich Building
Saint Peter
James House

The Boerne Opera House 1888 - in/near Boerne

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Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)

The Boerne Opera House


Built in 1888 with opera being the popular entertainment of the times. As vaudeville (comedic acts, song and dance/burlesque) became popular the Opera House became a vaudeville stage and was renamed the Plaza Theatre. As the "talkie" pictures became popular vaudeville faded and the Opera House became a movie theater. In 1966 the Opera House was torn down and the Ebner Pharmacy built their shop there. This photo (1910) shows the Boerne Gesang Verein singing club - that was begun to compliment the Boerne German band.




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Main Plaza Gezebo in 1875 1900 - in/near Boerne

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Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)  
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Main Plaza Gezebo in 1875


Main Plaza Gezebo in 1875 At this time Boerne was a health resort area due to the springs and the fresh air. Main plaza and the Gezebo being the center of activity of visitors and weekends for Boerne's farmers and ranchers.

Chat with Col. Bettie Edmonds - Sept 2013


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Calrow Bldg 1920 1920 - in/near Boerne

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Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)  
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Calrow Bldg 1920


Calrow Bldg 1920

Chat with Col. Bettie Edmonds - Oct 2013


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Adler Hardware 1918 - Snow! 1918 - in/near Boerne

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Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)  
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Adler Hardware 1918 - Snow!


Adler store 1918 - Snow! This location later became Bergmann Lumber & hardware. The streets had only recently been paved for the first time. The wooden built stores in this area burned down in the early 1900s.

Chat with Col. Bettie Edmonds - Sept 2013


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St. Mary's Sanitarium 1896 - in/near Boerne

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Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)

St. Mary's Sanitarium


A facility used for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). One of the founders of this sanitarium was Dr. Ferdinand Herff, a prominent early German settler in Boerne. Dr. Herff was instrumental in getting the railroad from San Antonio to Boerne which would help get his patients to Boerne. Boerne was a center for the treatment of TB due to its fresh air as at this point there were no antibiotics for TB. This building was torn down in 1930.




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The Phillip Manor House - in/near Boerne

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Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)

The Phillip Manor House


This resort / home still stands today and was recently renovated to the times of its prime. Originally built as the home for Joseph Phillip. Some years after his death it became a hotel. As the German community used Ye Kendall Inn on the north side of Boerne as their resort area the English used the Phillip Manor as their resort area. Teddy Roosevelt stayed here while he was assembling his Rough Riders.




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Boerne Fire Department - in/near Boerne

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Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)  
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Boerne Fire Department


Boerne Fire Department To put out the fires the firemen would get their water from Cibolo Creek there by the park and the Ye Kendall Inn.

Chat with Col. Bettie Edmonds - Sept 2013


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Boerne Livery 1920s 1920 - in/near Boerne

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Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)  
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Boerne Livery 1920s


Boerne Livery 1920s This was an important point in time between using horses for transportation and the automobile. A trip to San Antonio by cart would take a day then you'd spend the next day in San Antonio then take another day to get back to Boerne.

Chat with Col. Bettie Edmonds - Sept 2013


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Texas Historical Markers in/near Boerne

1860 Temporary Headquarters of Gen. Robert E. Lee - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



Beseler House - Marker in/near Boerne


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Boerne Cemetery - Marker in/near Boerne



Boerne Chapter No. 200, Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S.) - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Janis and Ted Maxymof



Cascade Cavern - Marker in/near Boerne


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Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig Von Herff - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



Early Boerne Schoolhouses - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



Fabra Smokehouse - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



George Wilkins Kendall - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



German Music in Boerne - Marker in/near Boerne



Henry J. Graham Building - Marker in/near Boerne



Homesite of Albert Paul Kutzer - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Bryden Moon



James House - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



Joseph Dienger Building - Marker in/near Boerne



Julius A. and Anna Phillip House - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



Kendall County - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Bryden Moon



Kendall County Courthouse - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897 - Marker in/near Boerne



Kuhlmann-King House - Marker in/near Boerne



Lex Sanitarium - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



Ludwig von Herrf, Dr. Ferdinand - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



Nicolaus Zink - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Janis and Ted Maxymof



Potter, Chaplain A.J. - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



Saint Helena Episcopal Church - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Ted and Janis Maxymof



Saint Peter's Catholic Church - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



Staffel Family and the Staffel Store - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



Stotts Home (Robert E. Lee House) - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Janis and Ted Maxymof



Theis House - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



Vogt-Clegg Log House - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



Weyrich Building - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Janis and Ted Maxymof



Ye Kendall Inn - Marker in/near Boerne


Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)



 

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George Wilkins Kendall
Boerne CemeteryBoerne Cemetery
Julius A. and Anna Phillip House / 1900
Beseler House / 1903
Saint Helena Episcopal Church / 1929
Kuhlmann-King HouseHenry J. Graham BuildingBoerne Chapter No. 200, Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S.)Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897
Lex Sanitarium / 1919Theis House / 1858Early Boerne Schoolhouses
Joseph Dienger BuildingKendall County Courthouse / 1862Vogt-Clegg Log House
Ye Kendall InnGerman Music in Boerne
Fabra Smokehouse / 1887
Homesite of Albert Paul Kutzer
Staffel Family and the Staffel Store / 1875
Stotts Home (Robert E. Lee House)
Weyrich Building
Saint Peter
James House / 1880
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