Some buildings and homes come with some rich history and stories, especially in the lush Texas Hill Country. You don’t want to lose that charm, but you don’t want lose value either. Kneese Companies specializes in custom home and building remodeling projects to bring that charming building into the present day. Our experience spans over decades and has solidified us as the first choice in construction and remodeling for areas such as Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Junction, Johnson City, and Boerne. Take a look below at some of our beautiful restoration and remodeling work in places around the Hill Country.
THE SCHMIDT- DIETZ BUILDING
Ludwig Schmidt constructed this two-story stone building in the 1860’s for use as a hotel. In the early 1890’s it was leased to Louis Dietz, who ran the business as the Central Hotel and later as the Dietz Hotel. His home east of the structure provided space for the hotel kitchen and divine dining room. Merchant Charles Schwarz bought the property in 1899 and opened a store here. The building has also housed a saloon, doctors and lawyers’ offices, and a drugstore.