Details for Ludwig Hein Home (Atlas Number 5259003145)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5259003145


Marker Number 3145
Atlas Number 5259003145
Marker Title Ludwig Hein Home
Index Entry Hein, Ludwig, Home
Address 727 High Street
City Comfort
County Kendall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 508813
UTM Northing 3315248
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; livery stables; Victorian (architectural term); German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1987
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Ludwig Hein (1855-1933) came to Texas from Germany in 1877. He married Rosa Treiber of Waring and built this home for his family before 1900. Hein operated a blacksmith shop next door until the family moved to San Antonio in 1914. The home was known as the "nerve center" of Comfort when the local telephone switchboard was housed here from 1923 to 1955. Features of the Victorian house include its front bay window and bracketed porch supports. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1987