Details for Faltin Homestead (Atlas Number 5259001564)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5259001564


Marker Number 1564
Atlas Number 5259001564
Marker Title Faltin Homestead
Index Entry Faltin Homestead
City Comfort
County Kendall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 508794
UTM Northing 3315115
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Main and Seventh Street, Comfort
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text German native Theodor Georg Ludwig Goldbeck constructed the original part of this home in 1854, the same year the town of Comfort was founded. In 1856 he sold the house and his mercantile business to Friedrich August Faltin, a merchant who had recently migrated from Prussia. Additions to the residence, completed during his ownership, reflect German influences of pioneer building techniques. For over 125 years it has remained in the Faltin family. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981