Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Schreiner Building
On this site in 1869, Captain Charles A. Schreiner opened a modest country store made of cypress planks. In 1879, a new building made of limestone blocks hauled by wagon from Comfort, Texas, was constructed to house the growing mercantile and bank on the corner of Water and Earl Garrett Streets. The store underwent a major renovation in 1919 but the original maple floors and cypress beams are still visible. Today, the Schreiner Building consists of several structures erected over the years, including the Art Deco-style addition on Earl Garrett Street built in the 1930s and the single story Water Street addition in the 1940s. The building was given a mid-century modern look in 1963. In 2012, the Cailloux Foundation won a prestigious San Antonio Conservation Society Award for restoring the historic building back to its 1919 appearance.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 2.779′ N, 99° 8.431′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 720 Water Street, Kerrville TX 78028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Charles Schreiner (within shouting distance of this marker); Schreiner Wool Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Kerrville Post Office (1936) (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Kerrville (within shouting distance of this marker); Boeckmann Recreation Hall (1909) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Favorite Saloon Building (1874) (about 300 feet away); Floyd A. Cailloux (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
Also see . . . Charles Armand Schreiner (1838–1927). The Charles Schreiner Company, of which Captain Schreiner was founder and president, extended its activities to include banking, ranching, and marketing wool and mohair. (Submitted on December 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.