Marble Falls home recognized as endangered place

MARBLE FALLS, Texas (KXAN) — Twelve new sites have been added to the Preservation Texas list this year and Marble Falls is on the map.

Built in 1855, the Dorbandt House is now recognized as a Texas endangered place by the nonprofit.

For years, the home that sits north of Marble Falls off Highway 281 has been a popular roadside attraction, especially for photographers during bluebonnet season.

The two story limestone structure has a bit of damage caused by nature. But with the new recognition, Preservation Texas will move to repair this home to its original look.

“It is something that I wanted for a very long time. To see it restored, or at least preserved,” said Tommie Potts, former chairman of the Burnet County Historical Commission.

Preservation Texas will now try to raise millions of dollars in private funding to help bring this and other properties to their original condition.

Also named to the list were:
Abilene Courts
633 S. Eleventh Street
Abilene, Taylor County

Brinkley Davis House
Located in a pasture between Groesbeck and Thornton on LCR 766
Limestone County

Camp Logan / Hogg Bird Sanctuary
1 & 100 Westcott to S. Picnic Loop (No Physical Address)
Houston, Harris County

Clay House
720 Bois d’ Arc
Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County

Dorbandt House
4554 N. US Highway 281
Marble Falls, Burnet County

Jefferson Ordnance Magazine
Big Cypress Bayou, south shoreline 500 ft. downstream of Jefferson boat launch. (No Physical Address)
Jefferson, Marion County

Lerma’s Nite Club
1602-1612 N. Zarzamora St.
San Antonio, Bexar County

Mary Allen Seminary
803 N. 4th Street
Crockett, Houston County

Oňate Crossing/Hart’s Mill/Old Fort Bliss
1720 West Paisano Dr.
El Paso, El Paso County

Pig Stand No. 41
1955 Calder Ave.
Beaumont, Jefferson County

Port Isabel Yacht Club Hotel
77 N. Yturria St.
Port Isabel, Cameron County

Reynolds-Seaquist House
400 Broad Street
Mason, Mason County

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