Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion

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Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion
Schreiner mansion 2009.jpg
Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion in 2009
Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion is located in Texas
Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion
Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion
Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion is located in the United States
Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion
Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion
Location216 Earl Garrett St., Kerrville, Texas
Coordinates30°2′46″N 99°8′23″W / 30.04611°N 99.13972°W / 30.04611; -99.13972Coordinates: 30°2′46″N 99°8′23″W / 30.04611°N 99.13972°W / 30.04611; -99.13972
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built1879 (1879)
ArchitectAlfred Giles
Architectural styleRenaissance, Romanesque
NRHP reference #75001997[1]
RTHL #711
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 14, 1975
Designated RTHL1962

The Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion is located in Kerrville in the U.S. state of Texas. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings in Kerr County, Texas in 1975. It was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1962. The mansion is currently the home of the Hill Country Museum.[2][3] In 1984, Mrs. E. C. Parker was awarded a Jefferson Davis Certificate of Meritorious Service for Preservation and Restoration, in honor of her work in converting the mansion into a museum.[4]

The mansion is now home to the Hill Country Museum, which is operated by Schreiner University.[5]


Texas Ranger and Confederate States Army veteran Charles Schreiner, Sr., was descended from French nobility. His father Gustav had been born in a castle in Alsace. The Schreiner family moved to San Antonio in 1852. Schreiner became a wealthy rancher, merchant and philanthropist in Kerrville.[6] Schreiner commissioned San Antonio architect Alfred Giles to design the mansion in 1879. The original six-bedroom, two-story house was the first limestone building in Kerr County. In 1895, Schreiner had Giles add a more elaborate porch. The combined styles of Romanesque Revival and Chateauesque were a result in part of the labor force being brought from Germany, and pink granite columns imported from Italy. In 1927, the Schreiner heirs transferred ownership of the mansion to the Kerrville Masonic Lodge, which sold it in 1972 to a private owner.[7]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "KCVB Schreiner Mansion". Kerrville Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  3. ^ Parent, Laurence (2005). Scenic Driving Texas. FalconGuides. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-7627-3033-9.
  4. ^ United Daughters of the Confederacy (1999). United Daughters of the Confederacy. Turner Publishing Company. pp. 15, 16. ISBN 978-1-56311-530-1.
  5. ^ "Texas Hill Country Museum Re-Opening Event, Feb. 1, 2011". Retrieved 18 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Hollon, W. Eugene. "TSHA Charles Schreiner". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  7. ^ "THC-NRHP Schreiner Mansion". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 17 August 2011.

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