Scholz Garten and Saengerrunde Hall

Scholz Garten and Saengerrunde Hall

Front entrance Scholz Beer Garten-Built 1866

Front entrance Scholz Beer Garten-Built 1866

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

Texas Historical Marker 1947

Texas Historical Marker 1947

August Scholz

August Scholz

Lemp Brewery-2nd owner's of Scholz

Lemp Brewery-2nd owner's of Scholz

1909 Newspaper Ad

1909 Newspaper Ad

Greeting sign in german carved and painted by Mansbendel ~1930

Greeting sign in german carved and painted by Mansbendel ~1930

Detail of carved banner

Detail of carved banner "Greetings from God to whom all enter"

Rear entry sign

Rear entry sign

Example Frame

Scholz Garten

Architect/Builder: Sam Norville
Year: 1862
Areas of Significance: Art, Architecture
City: Austin

Scholz Garten-The Oldest Business in Texas...
August Scholz (1826-1891), a German immigrant and "drafted" confederate veteran built his public bar and in 1866 over an old boarding house, one year after the end of the civil war. August purchased the property and building from Sam Norville for $2400 in 1862. Scholz Garten became a favorite meeting place for the German population in and around Austin for the many social activities, German food and beer. August Scholz operated the restaurant until his death in 1891. His family sold Scholz Garten to The Lemp Brewery Company (Falstaff Beer) in 1893. This was the first year of The University of Texas' official football season. They were said to celebrate at Scholz's since it was only two blocks away. 

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