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Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Schmid Bros. Building

 
 
Schmid Bros. Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
1. Schmid Bros. Building Marker
Inscription. Swiss immigrant Josef Schmid began a mercantile business in Brenham in 1880. He was joined by his brothers Benjamin and Sigmund to form Schmid Bros. in 1889, and in 1899-1900 they erected this building to house their business enterprises. Built in the Renaissance Revival style, it features multi-bay configurations on both floors and round-arched windows with hood moldings. Sold by Schmid Bros. in 1934, it has remained a vital part of Brenham's business district.
 
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8392.)
 
Location. 30° 9.966′ N, 96° 23.891′ W. Marker is in Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of West Commerce Street and South Douglass Street, on the right when traveling east on West Commerce Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 West Commerce Street, Brenham TX 77833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Brenham Maifest (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Commissioners Court (about 400 feet away); Washington County C. S. A. (about 500 feet away); Bassett and Bassett Banking House
Schmid Bros. Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
2. Schmid Bros. Building Marker
The marker is on the wall beside the large arched door near the center of the picture
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Blue Bell Creameries (approx. 1.2 miles away); Robert Starke Armistead (approx. 5.8 miles away); Thomas Affleck (approx. 7.4 miles away); Waul's Texas Legion Campsite (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brenham.
 
Regarding Schmid Bros. Building. Today Ant Street Inn, a small, quaint boutique hotel uses much of this building
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016.
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