Early Texas Architecture

Here’s a shot I took a few months back during my first visit to the Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites near La Grange, TX. This is the veranda of the Kreische home built with native hill country stone quarried on the property. I love the unique architecture of these early Texas homes. You can see the influence of the early Spanish settlers and the later German immigrants that settled this area in the 1800’s.

The Veranda

The Veranda
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shots taken with a Canon 40D hand-held, EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 20mm, f/13 at ISO 200 on SanDisk digital film. The HDR file was made from three RAW images tone-mapped in Photomatix Pro. All other post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Noise Ninja. Click on the image above for a larger version.

2 thoughts on “Early Texas Architecture

  1. Thanks Tom!

    The stone work found in the hill country is incredible. It’s hard to imagine the time and effort it took to build the stone foundations and walls for a house, mill and brewery back in the 1800’s. Every stone carved by hand and carefully fitted without mortar and the it’s still standing today.


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