Step back in time and experience rural south Texas in the historic town of Burton. Where cotton was once king and my German ancestors made their way from Germany via Galveston in search of freedom and prosperity.
- Diane, Innkeeper
Texas Sunday houses were almost exclusively confined to Germans in the Hill Country. They were small second dwellings maintained near a church as a weekend place of residence. Sunday houses became popular in the late 1800s among farmers and ranchers who lived in areas too remote to permit commuting to services. The families owning such houses normally left their farms and ranches Saturday morning, journeyed to town, took care of shopping and business, attended an evening dance or party, and spent the night in the Sunday house. On Sunday, they attended church in the morning and returned home in the afternoon.
Elise Kowert, Old Homes and Buildings of Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Texas: Fredericksburg Publishing, 1977). Esther Mueller, "Sunday Houses of Fredericksburg," Texas Monthly, April 1930. Terry G. Jordan