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    Wedemeyer Home/Academy
    Belton, Texas

    404 E. 9th St.
    Belton TX - Wedemeyer Home/Academy
    Wedemeyer Home/Academy
    Photo courtesy Richard Brewer

    Wedemeyer Home/Academy Restoration

    The old Wedemeyer home in Belton has received some very needed preservation/renovation. On both the state and national lists of historic homes, it was built sometime before 1881 (part of the home is shown on Augustus Kochís 1881 Birdís Eye View of Belton) it was added onto in 1891 by local builder T. Hamp Birdwell.

    The site served as Wedemeyer Academy from 1886 until 1911. Professor Charles Wedemeyer, a Baylor graduate, taught school here and among his graduates were General Walton Walker (who fought in WWI, WWII, and died during the Korean War), Attorney Mallory Blair (of Nuremburg trial fame) and State Treasurer Sam Sparks.

    The Academy was moved to Temple in 1912.

    - Richard Brewer, Owner, 07/28/13
    Belton TX - Wedemeyer Home/Academy Interior
    Wedemeyer Home/Academy Interior
    Photo courtesy Richard Brewer
    Charles. H. Wedemeyer
    Charles H. Wedemeyer
    (1857-1938)

    Photo courtesy Richard Brewer
    Wedemeyer photo text enlarged
    Wedemeyer photo text enlarged
    Photo courtesy Richard Brewer

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