Classic Car Appraisal Services in Chriesman, Texas
If you are like us, you love your car. You have probably spent countless hours and dollars making it everything you have always dreamed of. We, like you, enjoy being around car people, and more importantly cars themselves.
Although car people love to spend time and money on their cars, they all too often forget to properly value their car for insurance purposes. Dollar after dollar goes in, but never gets properly documented so that if a catastrophic event strikes, the real cost of putting the car back together gets paid by the insurance company. As collector car owners ourselves, we understand the importance of our product first hand. Fill out the form on the right to get started on your on-site Chriesman car appraisal.
Facts about Chriesman
Chriesman is an unincorporated community in Burleson County, Texas, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 77838.
The community was named in honor of Horatio Chriesman (1797–1878), a surveyor and early settler from Virginia who moved to Texas as a member of the Old Three Hundred.
The community was the home of Perk Williams, fiddle player with Capitol Records artist Jimmy Heap and the Melody Masters, known for the Billboard Top Ten hit song "Release Me." Williams is celebrated at the annual "Perk Fest" at the Chriesman Community Center, located across the railroad tracks from the original downtown near the original Cotton Gin site, long since razed. An interesting structure that has been on 2 art tours is the "Bottle House", a quirky, eclectic cottage built out of thousands of wine bottles on the old Dunaway store site on FM 1363 near the Community Center. Although on private property, it is easily visible and a fun photo stop from across the fence.
Chriesman is now a virtual ghost town with only 1 original commercial building still standing: the old Post Office. It was originally an old school building and was long ago moved to its present site and the upstairs was the Justice of the Peace court. Later the 2nd story was removed and the Post Office was moved from inside the Speckman-Matejosky General Store next door. Next door on the other side was the Chriesman State Bank that closed in 1929, still solvent. This building burned not long after it closed. The old Methodist Church is still standing and holds regular services. The Presbyterian Church was next door, but was razed in the 1960s. The John and Elsie (Baumann) Speckman country Victorian home is also still standing a few blocks from where his store was located (razed in 1974).