Details for Arno Schwethelm Building (Atlas Number 5259000208)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5259000208


Marker Number 208
Atlas Number 5259000208
Marker Title Arno Schwethelm Building
Index Entry Schwethelm, Arno, Building
City Comfort
County Kendall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 508887
UTM Northing 3315215
Subject Codes commercial buildings; design and construction; German immigrants/immigration; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 7th and High Streets, Comfort
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Prominent local merchant Arno Schwethelm had this building constructed in 1916 to house his mercantile business, a leading Hill Country establishment. Designed by L. Harrington of San Antonio and built by stonemason Otto Bartel, it combines the function of a twentieth century commercial structure with the detail of German craftsmanship. Incorporated in the native limestone building are materials from an earlier structure at this site. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981