J.P. Schneider Store

J.P. Schneider Store (HMHLE)

Location: Austin, TX 78701 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 15.914', W 97° 44.871'

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In the mid-1860s, shortly after the Civil War, Jacob Peter "Jake" Schneider (1852-1925) began working in William Brueggerhoff's general mercantile store, and part-time as a legislative page in the Capitol. About 1870, he and his mother, Margarita Schneider, opened a store on the corner across the street (north). Brueggerhoff helped stock the enterprise in payment of a debt. In 1873, as the business expanded, Schneider built this two-story brick structure, and converted the older building into storage space, called the "Flour House". The Schneider residence was also across the street.

The basement of the Schneider store contained meats, vats of wine and whiskey, and molding cheeses, and the upper two stories housed large stocks of food and clothing. Schneider also operated a wagon yard south and west of the store, complete with two camp houses for travelers. After Schneider's death the store was managed by a son, F. Ralph Schneider, who added a saloon in the rear of the building after the repeal of prohibition in 1933. Business operations ceased in 1935, and the structure has since housed electrical and lumber companies, and an art gallery. It has been damaged twice by fire in recent years, and is still owned by the Schneider family.
Marker Number6450
Year Placed1974
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 8:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 620449 N 3348839
Decimal Degrees30.26523333, -97.74785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 15.914', W 97° 44.871'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 15' 54.84" N, 97° 44' 52.26" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 W 2nd St, Austin TX 78701, US
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