Comfort was established in 1854 by German immigrants moving further west from New Braunfels. The German heritage is evident in the building names!
Steps of the Peter Ingenhuett Building - the top step says "COLD DRINKS," and the one below it says something about "SERVICE."
The sign on the left read: "INGENHUETT STORE / 1867-2006 / (As we all knew it)." There was something about As we all knew it that got me. Maybe it was the use of parenthesis. The sign on the right read: "What happened? It burned. March 15, 2006 / 3:00 am." I wonder if any Comfort citizens are aware that it burned on the Ides of March. There probably are.
Another sign: "May the old rest in peace & the new rise again." Amen, brother!
This one story brick designed by Alfred Giles for Paul Ingenhuett in 1910 to be used as a post office. It remained the Comfort Post Office until 1952.