Brenham, Texas: Prefab Ghost Town (Gone)

Five miles east of Brenham are the remains of a ghost town-themed shopping plaza. On private property.

Directions:
Approximately five miles east of Brenham, on the eastbound side of US Hwy 290. At the intersection of US 290 and Jozwiak/Indian Paint Brush Rd.
Hours:
July 2020: Reported dismantled mostly.
Status:
Gone

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Prefab Ghost Town

They are ripping down this place to put in an RV park. As of July 15, 2020, there were two buildings left that you could go into. The one bar is still very cool.

[joy toujours, 07/21/2020]

Ghost Town.

Brenham Ghost Town

Mr. Winkelman moved the buildings on to the property from different areas around Texas. He wanted to make it a town for bed and breakfast and little cafes. The area never took off due to family issues. It is inhabited by squatters now and the land is owned by a person in California.

[Christy LaSalle, 06/19/2016]
Prefab Ghost Town

You can go into two Ghost Town buildings without breaking in. One is the dance hall. Pretty cool. Hasn't been abandoned too long. Found papers from 1998.

[Chelsea, 12/07/2010]

Fake Ghost Town.

Pre-manufactured Ghost Town

Just East of Brenham, TX on US 290 appears to be a "pre-manufactured" ghost town on the eastbound side of the road. I say pre-manufactured, because it appears to have been some type of tourist destination site of about a dozen or so buildings, with a large, long since partially dismantled sign out in front. There's also a "posted no trespassing" sign, so any stops to view would be from the side of the road only.

I called a local nearby business, where the woman told me this was originally intended to be a tourist shopping area, built by a guy named Winkelman. He apparently brought in buildings from around Texas to assemble this collection. It came and went sometime in the late 1980s.

[Jim L, 01/07/2010]

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