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    200 Schmitt Lane
    Castroville, Texas, 78009
    United States
    200 Schmitt Lane Castroville, Texas, 78009 United States

    200 Schmitt Lane
    Castroville, Texas, 78009 United States

    Bryan Persyn
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    Property details

    • Property type

      Single Family Homes

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    • Year Built


    • property taxes


    200 Schmitt Lane, Castroville, TX 78009

    Twenty miles from downtown San Antonio and nestled in the Medina Valley sits Castroville, more a village in feel than a city. Castroville was officially settled in 1844 by Henri Castro, a French diplomat; born of Portuguese-Jewish descent, and was one of the most important Empresarios in Texas History, led a group of immigrants recruited primarily from the Alsace region of France/Germany. Castroville still retains the character and the fabric built by its founding families and adapted by families who made this community home for more than 175 years.

    Here’s your chance to own a beautiful 6-acre river property in Historic Castroville, Texas. A local historian researched this small excerpt about this property.

    The Schmitt family that came to Medina County Texas were Alsatian. George Schmitt’s home is a small Alsatian-style stone home on the banks of the Medina River just South of the river crossing in Castroville. The home was built around 1855 and the original home settler Francis Joseph Schmitt received his naturalization as a U.S. citizen on January 10th, 1857.

    As research progressed, a saloon token was found in the James Kattner collection. The token, silver in color, octagonal in shape and contains the text, “Schmitt Saloon, Castroville, Tex.” Research lists the Schmitt’s saloon as owned by F.X. Schmitt and Son and is first listed in 1903 as a hotel and then a saloon in 1904-1907. There is additional evidence that this building may have served as a “stagecoach stop” due to its close proximity to the Medina River water crossing. Also, the term, “hotel” in this instance could have been a small affair with a few or perhaps one room, more like a boarding room in a residence.

    The property is located south of Hwy 90 and at the corner of Lower LaCoste Rd and Schmitt Lane.
    · Total Acres – 6 acres. Approximately 2.8 acres are out of the FEMA flood plain.
    · Approximately 470 feet of riverfront access
    · The historic home was built circa 1855 is approximately 860 sq. ft. The home has a bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room, and bathroom. Perfect guest house, fishing cabin, and possible Airbnb business.
    · There is a fireplace in the bedroom and living room.
    · City water and sewer.
    · The well is in operation for livestock or irrigation.

    Amenities & Features

    • Listing Details
      • Property ID
      • MLS#
      • Property type
        Single Family Homes
      • Marketed By
        Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
      • Status
      • Listing Price
      • Subdivision
        NOT APPL
      • County
        Medina County
      • School District
        Medina Valley Independent
      • High School
        Medina Valley
      • Middle School
        Medina Valley
      • Elementary School
        Castroville Elementary
    • Utilities & Building
      • Year Built
      • property taxes
      • Lot Size Unit
      • Lot Size
    • Interior
      • Amenities
        2 Fireplaces, Live Water, 1 Fireplace
      • Full Bathrooms
      • Bedrooms
    • Additional Features
      • Features
        Water View, River view, linoleum flooring, Scenic View