112 N Crockett St, Fredericksburg 78624
Step into a living legacy at The Fredericksburg Venue, a historic property with a rich history dating back to 1847. Located in the heart of Fredericksburg, this .473-acre gem offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of history while unlocking a world of possibilities.
In 1847, the first whispers of German settlers' need for medicines gave birth to the property's journey. The inaugural Apothecary and residence emerged swiftly, showcasing fachwerk-style construction, a testament to the era's craftsmanship. The Krueger family, led by Franz and Julia Hanzug Krueger with their children Robert and Viola, became the first residents. In this historic space, the children would ascend a ladder fitted into the wall, among the beams, to slumber among the stars.
In 1867, a new chapter unfolded as Blacksmith Weimiller acquired the property, adding significant form and substance. The home's walls grew thicker, expanding to 18 inches of rock, and a larger-scale home addition breathed new life into the property. Annie, the eldest daughter, followed in her stepfather's footsteps, donning a leather apron as she became an accomplished blacksmith herself. Younger siblings reveled in the yard as Annie worked at the blacksmith shop. Subsequently, Robert Tatch took the reins of the blacksmith shop, continuing the legacy.
Throughout the years, the property changed hands, yet its legacy endured. It became a hub for community life, with local legends like Hugo Basse and the Enderlins making their mark. The backyard transformed into a Biergarten, supporting countless events, and celebrations for the neighboring Hermann Sons.
Today, the property stands as The Fredericksburg Venue, a testament to its enduring history. The venue comprises multiple distinctive spaces:
Wohnhaus: This building, with its classic German architecture, combines the original two-room Fachwerk Krueger Apothecary and home, along with a lean-to. The Weihmiller home addition boasts two spacious rooms and a bathroom downstairs, while the upstairs houses two bedrooms, now used as a Bridal Suite. The downstairs of the Wohnhaus has been meticulously restored to serve as a versatile space for rehearsal dinners, meetings, parties, and food service, all while retaining the warmth of its Krueger home origins.
Blacksmith Bar: Once a blacksmith shop, this building has evolved into an exceptional bar, complete with a covered back porch and an inside bar crafted from longleaf pine beams recovered from an 1840 railroad bridge. It also houses a small kitchen, ideal for caterers, and a restroom.
Backyard: Stepping into the backyard, you'll discover a vibrant feel with a stage, firepit, and outdoor bathrooms, surrounded by lush greenery. This space is a perfect backdrop for events, concerts, garden-style weddings, and can accommodate up to 300 guests.
Your Legacy Awaits
112 Crockett Street is more than a property; it's a living testament to Fredericksburg's history. As the new steward, you have the chance to continue this storied journey. Create your own chapter, whether as a thriving event venue, a Beer Garten, or something entirely new.
0.473 Acres lot
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