Details for Schmid Bros. Building (Atlas Number 5477008392)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5477008392

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Marker Number 8392
Atlas Number 5477008392
Marker Title Schmid Bros. Building
Index Entry Schmid Building
Address 103 W. Commerce
City Brenham
County Washington
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 750401
UTM Northing 3340465
Subject Codes buildings; Business topics, general
Marker Year 1993
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 103 W. Commerce, Brenham
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Swiss immigrant Josef Schmid began a mercantile business in Brenham in 1880. He was joined by his brothers Benjamin and Sigmund to form Schmid Bros. in 1889, and in 1899-1900 they erected this building to house their business enterprises. Built in the Renaissance revival style, it features multi-bay configurations on both floors and round-arched windows with hood moldings. Sold by Schmid Bros. in 1934, it has remained a vital part of Brenham's business district.