Details for H. D. Gruene Mercantile (Atlas Number 5091002314)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5091002314


Marker Number 2314
Atlas Number 5091002314
Marker Title H. D. Gruene Mercantile
Index Entry Gruene, H. D., Mercantile
Address 1607 Hunter Road
City Gruene
County Comal
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 586623
UTM Northing 3290166
Subject Codes commercial buildings; Classical Revival (architectural style); markets, merchantiles; Romanesque/Richardsonian Romanesque (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1987
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Gruene Historic District, New Braunfels
Marker Size Medallion and plate
Marker Text In 1878 Henry D. Gruene (1850-1920) established a mercantile business at this site. To provide more space for the growing business, this building was erected in 1904, one year after the local post office name changed from Goodwin to Gruene. The mercantile served as the community's business and social center until 1938. The brick structure features corbelled cornices and reflects influences of both Classical Revival and Richardsonian Romanesque styles. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1987