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Texas Pioneer Arts Foundation

201 North Live Oak


Henkel History

The property that is today Henkel Square Market, has been known as “Henkel Square” since Charles L. And Faith P. Bybee, Houston philanthropists and collectors of American and Texas Pioneer antiques, purchased the 6-acre parcel in the late 1960’s. Since the 1800’s, it was both a residential and commercial area. Numerous pictures exist that show the Square as the commercial/residential center in Round Top life.

The Bybee’s saved German immigrant structures from Round Top and the surrounding areas, establishing a Museum Village under the stewardship of their Texas Pioneer Arts Foundation.

In 2010, MLD Holdings, LLC of Houston acquired the property and its historic structures. Today, Henkel Square has been revived by its new owners; its buildings saved once again. The entrepreneurial spirit of Texas’ earliest German pioneers seems to have revived as well, with a host of retail and commercial enterprises calling this beautiful part of Round Top home.

We invite you to take a walk through this historic village to enjoy the history and the premier shopping experience.