I just returned home from a brief trip to
with my mom. While looking for a place to eat one evening, we happened upon a quaint little historic town called Castroville. The town was founded by a group of colonists from San Antonio Alsace, , in 1844. Many of the town’s original buildings and charming homes - built in the 1800’s - are still intact and identified on a walking tour. France
This home stopped me in my tracks! Not because of its age (it was built in 1911), but because it was ordered from the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog for $5000!!
The house was shipped by rail … and then hauled to Castroville by horse and wagon where it was assembled by a couple of local carpenters. And to top it off, the original owner's son still resides in the home!
I hope to return to Castroville someday and spend more time exploring this town with its rich Alsatian history. Add that to my bucket list....