Details for Site of Old Schmitz Hotel (Atlas Number 5091004859)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5091004859


Marker Number 4859
Atlas Number 5091004859
Marker Title Site of Old Schmitz Hotel
Index Entry Schmitz Hotel
Address 471 Main Plaza
City New Braunfels
County Comal
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 584626
UTM Northing 3286190
Subject Codes inns, hotels, motels; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1971
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location nw corner of Plaza, San Antonio St., New Braunfels
Marker Size Medallion and plate
Marker Text First portion--of local cedar and limestone--was built about 1851 by Rudolph Nauendorf. Early German immigrant Jacob Schmitz bought building in 1858 as new location of his "Guadalupe Hotel." Old World atmosphere of the inn-stagestand was praised by noted writer Frederick Olmsted.In 1873 third story was added and hotel was renamed for owner. Original facade has since been much altered. Bought (1969) by new Braunfels Conservation Society.