Dutch Church, Fredericksburg, Texas, 70 Miles North of San Antonio, Texas, January 1849, from Sketchbook
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Artist: Seth Eastman, American, 1808-1875
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Eastman had the advantage of seeing the Vereins Kirche in its earliest and most pristine state, documenting its unique architectural details. The lower portion of the octagonal building is made of fachwerk, the European cross-timber construction filled with mortar that the immigrants recalled from their homeland. He also includes the original weather vane in the shape of a rooster, destroyed by lightning in 1862.