Monday, August 3, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found

Lost: Black cow off Hwy. 119 and Denhawken area, has a horseshoe brand with N on left hip and two ear tags. Call 830-391-5589 or 830-391-4802.

VideoLost female longhair chihuahua that had been trimmed. Near 3rd and hwy 97 floresville. Pls call jeri 409 781 3191 Miss her very much.
Lost: White Maltese dog, 12 pounds, answers to Brookley, on Sun., July 19, 10 miles north of Floresville on Hwy. 181, $100 reward! Tom and Jean Harris, 830-393-0814. 
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Kolodziejís Food Service & Fundraising is currently looking for candidates for our growing company, full-time positions are available in the following areas: General Warehouse and Driver, qualified candidates must possess excellent customer service skills, clean driving record, and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment; working knowledge of basic computer systems, cash handling, and 10-key a plus. We offer a competitive salary package. Interested parties should email resume to Kathy@kolodziejs.com or drop off in person at 101B Dilworth Plaza, Poth, TX 78147.
Service Technician Assistant. Job description: Assist technician in propane tank installation, gas piping, shop work and repairs. Paid training, paid uniform, family insurance (medical and dental), paid holidays and vacation. Will need to pass a physical, background check, and drug/alcohol test. Must be willing to obtain a CDL license in the future for backup driver position. Call Kathleen, 830-393-2533, Smith Gas Company.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

Wilson County History


The history of the Dewees Remschel House, part III




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Disclaimer:
The author of this entry is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.
July 27, 2010 | 3,195 views | 1 comment

This is part III of a multi-part history of the Dewees Remschel House.

After the death of Dr. Robert Taggert Knox in 1898, his wife sold the house in Gonzales, which later became known as the Dewees Remschel House.

Through the years, several families have owned the property, and in its later days in Gonzales, the porches were enclosed and the home was divided into several separate rental units. In 1983, the property was purchased by the H-E-B grocery chain.

Claribel Dewees Remschel, a descendant of the Knox family, expressed an interest in the building structure. H-E-B offered the house to her if it would be moved off the lots at no cost to H-E-B. The Gonzales Historical Commission also expressed an interest in the house to preserve it in Gonzales, but H-E-B agreed to give it to them, only if Claribel did not accept it.

In the fall of 1983, Claribel Dewees Remschel contracted with Wood House Moving Co. of San Antonio to move the house to her ranch in Wilson County at a cost of $22,000. The size of the structure was such that it could not be moved as one piece. The upper story of the house had to be demolished, with the material being salvaged and stored on top of the two first-floor sections. The demolition work was performed by Joe Matejcek Construction Co. of Gonzales for a sum of $10,500.

The remaining first floor was divided into two sections for moving to the ranch site. At the ranch site, the first floor was reassembled and set on concrete piers. Reconstruction of the second story was performed by a local contractor.

Reconstruction work had not been completed at the time of Claribel Dewees Remschel’s death in 1996, even though the house was livable and it served as her residence on the ranch.

Using funds from the estate, the trustees retained architects Kell-Munoz-Wigodsky of San Antonio. They asked them to prepare the drawings and construction documents to complete the restoration of the house. Randy Hohlaus was approved as the principal architect in charge of the project.

The contract for the construction work was awarded to Guido Construction Co. of San Antonio at the cost of $250,000.

The work was completed in September 1997, and the transfer of title to Wilson County and the Wilson County Historical Society was accomplished in January of 1998.

Compiled by Gene Maeckel from information in the files of the Wilson County Historical Commission Archives, P.O. Box 101, Floresville, TX 78114. Web site: http://www.wilsoncountyhistory.com .
 
‹ Previous Blog Entry
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
Ken Semlinger  
Poth, TX  
July 30, 2010 12:39pm
 
Good stuff Gene!

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?
Wilson County History logo/header
Wilson County History WC Historical Society
Wilson County History LV Hist Assoc
Wilson County History LABEL books
Wilson County History BOOK historical markers
Wilson County History BOOK 44th reunion brigade
Wilson County History sesquicentennial purchase
Wilson County History sesqui book preview online
Wilson County History BOOK centennial
Wilson County History LABEL history links
Wilson County History LINK judges reception
Wilson County History wheeler graves
Wilson County History wheeler research-bio/links
Wilson County History LINK findagrave.com
Wilson County History LINK Sesqui events
Triple R DC ExpertsHeavenly Touch homeAllstate & McBride RealtyDrama Kidsauto chooserVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.