Ferdinand Lindheimer House
The Ferdinand Lindheimer House, built in 1845, is cared for by the New Braunfels Conservation Society. This historic home is a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home not only has a distinct building style, unique to German immigrants, but was also the home to one of the most notable citizens of New Braunfels. Tours of the home are available upon request.
Backstory and Context
Built in 1845 by one of New Braunfels’ most notable citizens, Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer, this distinct structure was the first restoration project taken on by the New Braunfels Conservation Society. It was built in the “saltbox” style, a design favored by German immigrants. The roof in the back slopes lower than the roof in the front. Rather than a full second story, the house features a loft, and a central chimney provided heat.
Lindheimer was recognized as the Father of Texas Botany for discovering several hundred plant species. He also served as guide for German settlers, and was the first editor of the Neu Branfels Zeitung (newspaper) in 1852.
Lindheimer House Tours are available upon request. Please phone the office at 830-629-2943 to make arrangements.