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Comfort in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Comfort Post Office

 
 
Comfort Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 6, 2020
1. Comfort Post Office Marker
Inscription.  

From 1856, when Comfort's postal station was established, until this building was constructed in 1910, the town's post office was housed in various mercantile stores. In 1910, while Hermann Ingenhuett was serving as postmaster, this building was completed. Designed by noted San Antonio architect Alfred Giles, the renaissance revival style structure exhibits Giles' talent for blending red brick and limestone. It remained in use as a post office until 1952.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1000.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 57.961′ N, 98° 54.328′ W. Marker is in Comfort, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is on High Street 0.1 miles east of 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 814 High Street, Comfort TX 78013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter Joseph Ingenhuett Homestead (a few steps from this marker); Hermann and Antoine Ingenhuett Homestead
Comfort Post Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 6, 2020
2. Comfort Post Office and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Gass Schmiede (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Founding Freethinkers (about 400 feet away); Meyer Hotel Complex (about 400 feet away); Ingenhuett-Karger Saloon (about 500 feet away); Karger Building (about 500 feet away); Ingenhuett-Faust Hotel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comfort.
 
Also see . . .  Comfort, Texas. (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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