“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Schmid Bros. Building

Schmid Bros. Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
1. Schmid Bros. Building Marker
Inscription.  Swiss immigrant Josef Schmid began a mercantile business in Brenham in 1880. He was joined by his brothers Benjamin and Sigmund to form Schmid Bros. in 1889, and in 1899-1900 they erected this building to house their business enterprises. Built in the Renaissance Revival style, it features multi-bay configurations on both floors and round-arched windows with hood moldings. Sold by Schmid Bros. in 1934, it has remained a vital part of Brenham's business district.
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8392.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 30° 9.966′ N, 96° 23.891′ W. Marker is in Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of West Commerce Street and South Douglass Street, on the right when traveling east on West Commerce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 West Commerce Street, Brenham TX 77833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Bank Building of Giddings & Giddings (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brenham Maifest
Schmid Bros. Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
2. Schmid Bros. Building Marker
The marker is on the wall beside the large arched door near the center of the picture
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Texas Confederate County Commissioners Court (about 400 feet away); Washington County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Washington County, C.S.A. (about 500 feet away); Washington County All Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Southern Pacific Freight Depot (about 700 feet away); Bassett and Bassett Banking House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
Regarding Schmid Bros. Building. Today Ant Street Inn, a small, quaint boutique hotel uses much of this building
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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