Joseph Sonka House as Seguin, Texas first hospital in 1913
Sonka House today as a Historic Bed & Breakfast
Czechoslovakian immigrant Joseph Sonka (1849-1924) came to Seguin in 1878. A stonemason by trade, he established a brickyard and cotton gin near this site and in 1881 began construction of this house. He completed it in 1893, the same year he married Annie Klicka (1867-1937). Made of bricks from the Sonka Brickyard, the house is built on an L-plan with Italianate detailing.
It first served as a community hospital in 1913. Today it is a registered Texas Historic Bed & Breakfast located at 617 North Guadalupe Street in Seguin, Texas.