The historic home of George Husmann was originally built in 1847 by Charles Teubner. The home is an excellent but unique example of the grand residences built by the well-to-do during the early settlement period. The house is in the Greek Revival style with five symmetrical bays on the front. The impressive neoclassic style facade faces north, overlooking the Missouri River and is situated at the base of an imposing bluff to the west. A ginkgo tree on the east side of the house was planted by George Husmann near the time of the house's construction and is believed to be the largest, and possibly the oldest, in North America.
The Teubner-Husmann House is a historic building which served as the estate home and business office for prominent leaders in Hermann since 1847. Carl “Charles” Teubner, an early pioneer in Hermann viticulture arrived in Hermann in 1847 with cuttings of vines and trees, and began planting a vineyard and tree farm on this land. Upon his death the grand residence and operation of the successful nursery business (known as the Teubner Plantation) was placed in the hands of Teubner’s brother-in-law, George Husmann.
It then served as the headquarters of Hermann Nurseries which was operated by George Husmann, often referred to as the father of Missouri wine industry, and by Charles Manwaring, a Civil War hero, killed by Confederates at the Hermann Wharf in May of 1864.
A gingko tree on the east side of the house was planted at the time of the house’s construction and is one of the oldest and largest in the country.