National Register Nomination

Built by Anton Krause, Sr., founder of the Krause Farm, the house was continuously occupied by his family and descendants for more than 100 years. The house is one of the few remaining log houses in Bexar County, and is associated with the agricultural heritage south portion of the county.

The earliest portion of the Krause House (at the southeat corner) is a 1-story single-pen log house with side-gabled roof and shed roofed porch across the length of the west elevation. The original house ineasures 17 feet by 16 feet. The horizontal logs are squared and are chinked-in with plaster at the joints. The logs, which vary in length frotn seven to eight feet, are cut to form full dove-tails at the corners. Most of the logs are approximately twelve inches in width, and were trimmed with an ax or adz, and a draw knife. The south elevation has vertical board and batten siding filling in the gable above the log wall.  Read More