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Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Schreiner Building

 
 
The Schreiner Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 5, 2020
1. The Schreiner Building Marker
Inscription.  

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.
 
Erected 2013.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 30° 2.779′ N, 99° 8.431′ W. Marker is
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in Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Water Street and Earl Garrett Street. The marker is located at the back of the building on a small pedestal. 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. Schreiner's Roses (a few steps from this marker); Captain Charles Schreiner Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Piñon Tree (within shouting 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). 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.) 
 
The Schreiner Building Marker on the small pedestal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 5, 2020
2. The Schreiner Building Marker on the small pedestal
The Schreiner Building's old sign. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 5, 2020
3. The Schreiner Building's old sign.
Captain Charles A. Schreiner image. Click for full size.
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4. Captain Charles A. Schreiner
 
 
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 204 times since then and 47 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.

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