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

Arno Schwethelm Building

 
 
Arno Schwethelm Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 6, 2020
1. Arno Schwethelm Building Marker
Inscription.  

​Prominent local merchant Arno Schwethelm had this building constructed in 1916 to house his mercantile business, a leading Hill Country establishment. designed by L. Harrington of San Antonio and built by stonemason Otto Bartel, it combines the function of a twentieth century commercial structure with the detail of German craftsmanship. Incorporated in the native limestone building are materials from an earlier structure at this site.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 208.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 29° 58.019′ N, 98° 54.471′ W. Marker is in Comfort, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and 7th Street, on the right when traveling east on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. 1907 Comfort State Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ingenhuett-Faust Hotel (within
Arno Schwethelm Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 6, 2020
2. Arno Schwethelm Building and Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Karger Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ingenhuett-Karger Saloon (about 300 feet away); The Founding Freethinkers (about 500 feet away); The Gass Schmiede (about 500 feet away); August Faltin Building (about 600 feet away); Otto Brinkmann House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comfort.
 
Also see . . .  Comfort Heritage Foundation. (Submitted on September 9, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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