Heart and Soul of Comfort|
In Memorium: Gael
Montana 1949 - 2009
TE photo, 2008
Charm From an architectural
viewpoint - Comfort is extremely rich. Nearly the entire downtown is on the National
Register of Historic Places.
Many rock buildings and businesses
remain in a splendid state of preservation and did not have to go through the
rigors of restoration. The 1880 Ingenhuett-Faust Hotel is one such building
and the 1930 Comfort Theater (originally financed through public subscription)
A good deal of Comfort's charm is in its relative tranquility
compared to Fredericksburg
and Boerne. Visit on Monday
and you'll find nearly the entire town closed.
Historical Museum - 838 High Street.
Open 2nd Sunday of each month or
in a Pecan Shell|
Comfort was established in 1854 by German
immigrants moving further west from New
Braunfels. They rested here and were so taken with the place, that they didn't
see any need to travel further.
"Treue der Union" Monument.
Near the High School. High Street between 3rd and 4th.
This memorial is for German settlers who were established here, but were killed
on their way to Mexico during the Civil War. They were attacked by Confederate
forces near Brackettville
on August 10, 1862. The bodies were not buried and the bones were retrieved and
placed here in 1865. The monument was erected in 1866. The incident shares several
similarities to the Bandera
Tragedy Tree incident.
Comfort remains unincorporated.
is said that only this
monument and Arlington National Cemetery are permitted to fly the American
flag at half staff the year round. TE photo, 2008|
rare pre-signage traffic button. TE photo, 2008|
Halle High Street|
Courtesy Comfort Historical Cntr. Archives, submitted by
Chamber of Commerce
High Street and 7th
book Hill Country by Richard Zelade covers Comfort's buildings in detail.
The book proves its worth with its descriptions and histories of Comfort's buildings
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