Thursday, April 21, 2011

Castroville, Texas

I just returned home from a brief trip to San Antonio 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 Alsace, France, 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.

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....

♥ Vicki

1 comment:

PatC - All is Bright said...

Hi! This is the first time I stop by and visit your blog. Castroville caught my eye. I'm from San Antonio and have been to Castroville several times. Lovely small town it is and I love checking out their antique shops. Yes, there is so much history there. On a different note, love your dolls. Hope you can come by and see my dolls at

Have have a great Easter weekend!