Details for Karger Building (Atlas Number 5507015936)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507015936


Marker Number 15936
Atlas Number 5507015936
Marker Title Karger Building
Index Entry Karger Building
Address 725 High Street
City Comfort
County Kendall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 508925
UTM Northing 3315120
Subject Codes commercial buildings
Marker Year 2009
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 725 High Street
Marker Size RTHL medallion & 16" x 12" plaque
Marker Text Ernst Karger (1861-1922), who owned and operated a saloon on the adjoining property, had this building constructed in 1913. Fritz Anderwald’s pool hall was first to occupy the building, and several other businesses have been located here over the years. Fred Koerlin operated a cabinetry business here after 1951, removing the original storefront and installing garage doors; the façade was later restored. The frame building features a recessed storefront with large pane windows. George L. Mesker & Co. of Evansville, Indiana manufactured the building’s decorative pressed metal façade, pediment and siding.