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Vogelsang Building

The Vogelsang Building is a prominent landmark building in downtown Rosenberg. It functions as a multi-use establishment offering visitors a chance to shop, dine, see a theatrical show, and even relax in Rosenberg’s only wine room. The address is 1909 Avenue G, Rosenberg, Texas 77471.

My husband and I spent some time exploring this historic building a few months ago.  It is within a block of the Rosenberg Railroad Museum which we also visited that same day.

Historic Vogelsang Building in Rosenberg, Texas

Historic Vogelsang Building in Rosenberg, Texas

Sign on side of Vogelsang Building in Rosenberg

Sign on the side of Vogelsang Building in Rosenberg

Texas Historic Landmark

A Texas Historical Medallion is on the front of the building.  The medallion shows the following:

“Vogelsang Building

Built in 1910 by Jacob Gray, this building was leased by Louis A. Vogelsang (1874-1961) in 1916 for his general merchandise business.  Vogelsang bought the property in 1922 and continued to operate his store at this site until 1947.  The old commercial building features brick construction with simple corbelled cornice, segmented-arch upper windows, and shop-front lower windows and doors.  Painting of bricks highlights the hood molds, bands, and cornices.  Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1986”

Vogelsang Antique Emporium

The first thing that we did was to get an overview of what was in this large structure.  Much of it in the central part of the premises contains all types of merchandise for sale ranging from antiques to 1950s memorabilia, furniture and so much more.

Browsing through places such as this is like taking a trip down memory lane!  At least it is for those of us with a few birthday years which seem to accumulate so very fast.

Vogelsang Antique Emporium in Rosenberg, Texas

Vogelsang Antique Emporium in Rosenberg, Texas

Vintage sewing patterns inside Vogelsang Antique Emporium

Vintage sewing patterns inside Vogelsang Antique Emporium

Old telephones in Vogelsang Antique Emporium

Old telephones in Vogelsang Antique Emporium

Memories

My maternal grandmother was an excellent seamstress and made some unique dresses for me when I was a child.  I can vividly remember standing on the kitchen table as she pinned the hemlines on my dresses before sewing them.  Click here if you are interested in seeing what she created using older men’s underwear buttons.  Yes, men used to have buttons on their underwear!

Believe it or not, I remember my parents’ old telephone number when I was a child in the 1950s.  It was Logan 73108.  I have fond memories of those days growing up in the countryside of Wisconsin.

Ragdolls were a part of my memories as a child, and my very first camera was a Kodak Brownie.  Cameras have come a long way since those days, but it was fun to see that some people still obviously like collecting them.

Seeing the old ice skating shoes for sale brought back memories of early days learning from my Dad how to ice skate on Okauchee Lake in Wisconsin.  I was a neophyte and never became proficient since my family moved to south Texas when I was a teenager.

BR Vino

Downstairs and on the right-hand side of the Vogelsang Building you will find BR Vino.  This is the only wine bar in all of Rosenberg at the time of this writing.  Offered are a sizable number of boutique wines as well as craft-style beers plus beers originating from Europe.

Fine art hangs on the walls.  The artwork changes every quarter.  It is a beautiful space for artists to gain exposure for their creativity and make sales.

On one wall in the front room of BR Vino is shelving where the Brazos River Provisions have their displays of homemade jams, jellies, and salsas.  They even have a sample area where people are invited to taste many of the offerings before purchasing them.  That is a nice touch!  It undoubtedly helps to boost sales.

BR Vino

BR Vino

Brazos River Provisions in Vogelsang Building in Rosenberg

Brazos River Provisions in Vogelsang Building in Rosenberg

Ol’ Railroad Cafe

On the left-hand side of the Vogelsang Building downstairs is the location of the Ol’ Railroad Cafe restaurant.

We decided to take some time out of our day and grab a bite to eat.  My husband and I happened to be there on a Sunday when they were serving brunch from 10 AM until 3 PM.  Mondays they are open from 11 AM until 2 PM.  Tuesdays to Saturday the Ol’ Railroad Cafe hours are 11 AM until 9 PM.

I want to go back sometime on a Tuesday when they offer “Two-For Tues. Burgers.”  Looking around, they seemed to be a popular choice and would be quite a bargain if ordering them on that day of the week.

Ol' Railroad Cafe in Vogelsang Building in Rosenberg

Ol’ Railroad Cafe in Vogelsang Building in Rosenberg

Inside the Ol' Railroad Cafe

Inside the Ol’ Railroad Cafe

Chicken and Waffles in Ol' Railroad Cafe

Chicken and Waffles in Ol’ Railroad Cafe

Shrimp and Grits in Ol' Railroad Cafe

Shrimp and Grits in Ol’ Railroad Cafe

CAST Theatrical Company

The theater is upstairs in the Vogelsang Building.  There is a lobby of sorts where people can mingle before seeing the show.

A sign on an easel in the upstairs lobby from BR Vino instructs people that “Wine and beer are allowed in the theater during the play!”

More antiques and collectibles are found upstairs.

Cast Theatrical Upstairs Lobby in Vogelsang Building in Rosenberg

Cast Theatrical Upstairs Lobby in Vogelsang Building in Rosenberg

Portion of the Cast Theatrical Lobby

Portion of the Cast Theatrical Lobby

Destination Point

It was fun finding out about this historic building in Rosenberg which is still owned by the grandson of the original owner.  There are interior passageways between the different entities within the Vogelsang Building, which encourages browsing and discovery.

If the timing is right, where else can you spend your time in just one building and shop, have lunch or dinner, attend a theatrical performance and round it off with sipping some vino from a boutique winery?  It can be a real destination point!

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