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New Braunfels in Comal County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Old Schmitz Hotel

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, February 16, 2019
1. Site of Old Schmitz Hotel Marker
Inscription.  First portion - of local cedar and limestone - was built about 1851 by Rudolph Nauendorf. Early German immigrant Jacob Schmitz bought building in 1858 as new location of his "Guadalupe Hotel."

Old World atmosphere of the inn-stagestand was praised by noted writer Frederick Olmsted.

In 1873 third story was added and hotel was renamed for owner. Original facade has since been much altered. Bought (1969) by New Braunfels Conservation Society.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1971

 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4859.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 29° 42.178′ N, 98° 7.513′ W. Marker is in New Braunfels, Texas, in Comal County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Plaza and North Seguin Avenue (Business State Highway 46), on the right when traveling south on Main Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Main Plaza, New Braunfels TX 78130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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By Brian Anderson, February 16, 2019
2. Old Schmitz Hotel
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marker. Main Plaza Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Comal County, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Comal County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Braunfels (about 300 feet away); 1915 New Braunfels Post Office (about 400 feet away); Eiband and Fischer General Mercantile (about 400 feet away); Stephen Klein Home (about 500 feet away); Hinmann House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Braunfels.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.

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