New Braunfels in Comal County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Louis Henne Co.
Owner Louis Henne (1840-1912) worked in the family tin shop next door, expanded to this site. Third generation now conducts this business.
(New Braunfels Walking Tour Marker)
This is the oldest running hardware business in Texas. Louis Henne, Jr. founded his business in 1857, which he expanded with the construction of this building in 1893. The two-story building, constructed by local contractor Christian Herry, includes a full basement with a 46-foot-deep well. Original wooden floors, pressed tin ceilings, and decorative custom-made fixtures enhance the interior and compliment the ornate Victorian-style exterior. The metal cornice was purchased from the Mesker Brothers Iron Works of St. Louis. The front facade was remodeled in 1910 and paid for by Winchester Arms.
Erected 1973 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3136.)
Location. 29° 42.091′ N, 98° 7.57′ W. Marker is in New Braunfels, Texas, in Comal County. Marker is on West San Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 246 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels TX 78130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plumeyer Bakery Building (within shouting distance of this marker); International & Great Northern Railroad in New Braunfels (within shouting distance of this marker); New Braunfels 1918 Fire Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spaß und Gemütlichkeit (about 400 feet away); 1915 New Braunfels Post Office (about 400 feet away); Hinmann House (about 500 feet away); Site of Old Schmitz Hotel (about 600 feet away); Main Plaza Bandstand (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Braunfels.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.