Details for Comfort Post Office (Atlas Number 5259001000)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5259001000

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Marker Number 1000
Atlas Number 5259001000
Marker Title Comfort Post Office
Index Entry Comfort Post Office
Address 814 High Street
City Comfort
County Kendall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 508943
UTM Northing 3315154
Subject Codes post office; commercial buildings; Spanish Renaissance Revival (Architectural style); design and construction
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text From 1856, when Comfort's postal station was established, until this building was constructed in 1910, the town's post office was housed in various mercantile stores. In 1910, while Hermann Ingenhuett was serving as postmaster, this building was completed. Designed by noted San Antonio architect Alfred Giles, the renaissance revival style structure exhibits Giles' talent for blending red brick and limestone. It remained in use as a post office until 1952. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985