Details for The Gass Schmiede (Atlas Number 5259005343)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5259005343


Marker Number 5343
Atlas Number 5259005343
Marker Title The Gass Schmiede
Index Entry Gass Schmiede
City Comfort
County Kendall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 508972
UTM Northing 3315069
Subject Codes manufacturing; commercial buildings; livery stables; museums; design and construction; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 8th and High Streets, Comfort
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text This limestone-block building was built in 1890 as a blacksmith shop ("schmiede") for Jacob Gass (1845-1913). Rock mason J. Gottlieb Lorbeer worked on the lower level for almost a year, walking to the job each week from Sisterdale (5 mi. E). The upper level was finished quickly with machinery and was used as a residence. Paul Ingenhuett bought the building in 1903, and his family made it available for a museum and public library in 1932. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986