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Friends of Schreiner Mansion Museum

2011 December 1
by Jan Wilkinson

There is a new Facebook page called Friends of Schreiner Mansion Museum in Kerrville, Texas, and as of December 1, 2011, has 25 followers. The page was made by Leadership Kerr County 2012 to revitalize “Where Kerrville’s Story Began” with a mission to restore the mansion to its original grandeur. Efforts to restore the lawns to the correct time period, clean the exterior stone, update the signage and refresh the inside paint were the original goals in phase 1. The group was charged with raising the funds to complete the project and then execute their plans in accordance to historical regulations. The building is located at 226 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville, Texas and open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Their website is

This building is now owned by Schreiner University and the website shows the following:

Charles Schreiner’s mansion is one of Kerrville’s most historic buildings, as well as being listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. The home was designed by San Antonio architect Alfred Giles, whose designs are seen throughout San Antonio and constructed of native stone.

The first phase of construction was begun in 1879, the second in 1895, and the third added porches and archways in 1897. Captain Charles Schreiner led the community in banking, ranching and mercantile activities.

The former home of Charles Schreiner is located in Kerrville’s downtown historical district next to the now closed Schreiner’s Department Store building at 226 Earl Garrett Street. Learn more about the Schreiner mansion

In 1923, Charles Schreiner donated 140 acres & $100,000 for a boys’ military high school & two-year college, known as Schreiner Institute. In 2000, the school formally became Schreiner University, a four-year private liberal arts college.


Mansion Re-Opening Event Photos

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New Image Gallery

A variety of photos posted here of Capt. Charles Schreiner, the Schreiner Mansion and the Schreiner Department Store. See the images

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