Details for Otto Brinkmann House (Atlas Number 5259003882)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5259003882


Marker Number 3882
Atlas Number 5259003882
Marker Title Otto Brinkmann House
Index Entry Brinkmann, Otto
Address 701 High Street
City Comfort
County Kendall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 508730
UTM Northing 3315228
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; design and construction; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text The cottage was built in 1860 by German-born Otto Brinkmann (1832-1915), who lived here with his brothers until he married Marie Johanne Ochse in 1867. The half-timbered walls filled with native stone display the "fachwerk" technique introduced in Texas by German immigrants. The structure was enlarged in 1879, when the owner was Brinkmann's mother-in-law, Mrs. Julius Ochse. The house was purchased in 1973 and restored by Mr. and Mrs. William E. Parrish. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976