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Home for the Holidays Home Tour begins Sunday in Shiner

Nov. 10, 2011 at 5:10 a.m.


Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Shiner

West-Wagner Homestead, Old Sweet Home

Wendtland Building, 209 E. 7th St.

Kasper House, 305 N. Avenue C

Peachtree Emporium/Virginia Helweg Apron Collection, 123 E. 7th St.

E. Wolters/Mikulik Home, 221 N. Avenue D

Hoehne-Ehlers Home, 216 N. Avenue H

Pokluda Classic Car Collection, 803 N. Avenue E

Historic Old Town Shiner will conduct its 8th annual Home for the Holidays Home Tour from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

One highlight of this year's tour is the West-Wagner home.

In 1854, a stagecoach stop helped establish the community of Old Sweet Home. A descendant of the original homeowners later married local rancher H.B. Shiner, for whom Shiner is named, according to a news release.

In 1874, the West family constructed the home on display in Greek Revival arch-and-pillar style.

A barn also was built using 22-feet-long timbers hauled by ox wagons from Cuero and Indianola.

The West family lived in the home until 1891 when they sold to Frank and Anna Wagner. The West-Wagner homestead has remained in the Wagner family for more than 120 years.

Advance home tour tickets are on sale for $10 from local Shiner merchants or can be ordered at 361-594-3999.

Please leave name, phone number and number of tickets requested. Tickets on the day of the tour can be purchased at the Ehlers Cigar Factory/Shiner Chamber of Commerce, 817 Ave. E.



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