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

Louis Henne Co.

 
 
Louis Henne Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, February 16, 2019
1. Louis Henne Co. Marker
Inscription.  Victorian embellishments distinguish this structure, built 1893 by noted local contractor Christian Herry.

Owner Louis Henne (1840-1912) worked in the family tin shop next door, expanded to this site. Third generation now conducts this business.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973


(New Braunfels Walking Tour Marker)
Henne Hardware
(1893)

This is the oldest running hardware business in Texas. Louis Henne, Jr. founded his business in 1857, which he expanded with the construction of this building in 1893. The two-story building, constructed by local contractor Christian Herry, includes a full basement with a 46-foot-deep well. Original wooden floors, pressed tin ceilings, and decorative custom-made fixtures enhance the interior and compliment the ornate Victorian-style exterior. The metal cornice was purchased from the Mesker Brothers Iron Works of St. Louis. The front facade was remodeled in 1910 and paid for by Winchester Arms.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3136.)
 
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This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 29° 42.091′ N, 98° 7.57′ W. Marker is in New Braunfels, Texas, in Comal County. Marker is on West San Antonio Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 246 West San Antonio Street, 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 marker. Plumeyer Bakery Building (within shouting distance of this marker); International & Great Northern Railroad in New Braunfels (within shouting distance of this marker); New Braunfels 1918 Fire Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spaß und Gemütlichkeit (about 400 feet away); 1915 New Braunfels Post Office (about 400 feet away); Hinmann House (about 500 feet away); The New Braunfels Herald (about 500 feet away); Site of Old Schmitz Hotel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Braunfels.
 
Louis Henne Co. Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, February 16, 2019
2. Louis Henne Co. Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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