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

Otto Brinkmann House

 
 
Otto Brinkman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 6, 2020
1. Otto Brinkman House Marker
Inscription.  

​This cottage was built in 1860 by German born Otto Brinkmann (1832-1915), who lived here with his brothers until; he married Marie Johanne Ochse in 1867. The half-timbered walls filled with native stone display the "Fachwerk" technique introduced in Texas by German immigrants. The structure was enlarged in 1879, when the owner was Brinkmann's mother-in-law, Mrs. Julius Ochse. The house was purchased in 1973 and restored by Mr. and Mrs. William E. Parrish.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976

Entered in the National Register of Historic Places
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3882.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 58.073′ N, 98° 54.56′ W. Marker is in Comfort, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is on High Street near 6th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 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. 1907 Comfort State Bank Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct
Otto Brinkman House image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 6, 2020
2. Otto Brinkman House
line); Arno Schwethelm Building (about 600 feet away); August Faltin Building (about 700 feet away); Ingenhuett-Faust Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Karger Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ingenhuett-Karger Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Founding Freethinkers (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gass Schmiede (approx. 0.2 miles 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 47 times since then and 3 times this year. 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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