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Taken 23-Feb-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Gillespie County Historical Marker, Diedrich Rode Complex
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.57 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken23-Feb-08 09:11
Date modified23-Feb-08 09:11
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Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length26 mm
Focal length (35mm)39 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/125 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Diedrich Rode Complex

Diedrich Rode Complex

Cherry Spring
Gillespie County, Texas
30 28.935' N 98 59.095' W

Text: This group of buildings was constructed by German native Diedrich Rode (1828-1905). The three-story limestone residence was completed in 1880 and featured a third floor storage area for wool and cotton produced on the land. A Lutheran, Rode served as an early minister and held services in the Betkapelle, a prayer chapel on the east side of the second floor. In addition to his ranching, he also taught school. A landmark in the Cherry Spring community, the homesite was sold to Willie Kothe in 1929. It has remained in his family for over 50 years.