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Hofheintz-Reissig Store (now Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill)

303 Red River St.

Hofheintz-Reissig Store

Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill

Henry F. Hofheintz (1822–1880) emigrated from Nassau, Germany, and arrived in Texas in 1845. In 1854, he purchased lots 1 and 2, Block 35, of the original town survey from the state at a cost of $112. The two-story limestone structure he built is an example of late 19th-century commercial architecture with German influence, which is commonly found in Texas. It was operated as a general store, and a later addition housed a saloon and residence. The property remained within the family until 1966. It’s a City of Austin Landmark, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, and National Register-listed property.

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