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The Comfort Heritage Foundation (CHF) is a tax exempt chartered foundation to promote and encourage, for the betterment of the community, the preservation and conservation of Comfort's historical heritage, including historical structures, archives, cultural values, traditions and its natural beauty.

The archives are open Tuesdays and Saturdays for assistance in research and to view local historical documents and artifacts. Hours of Operation are Tuesdays (9 a.m. - noon) and Saturdays (10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.).

Traditionally, there are several activities that the Heritage Foundation sponsors. These include:
Awards given annually at the Foundation banquet for outstanding contributions to the preservation of the heritage and culture of Comfort based on the dictum that: `It is better to preserve than repair, better to repair than restore, better to restore than reconstruct.`

The Summertime Tea is our primary fundraising event that has been a substantial benefit to the foundation and a tradition that has been beloved by the community for over fifteen years.

During Christmas in Comfort, youngsters of all ages enjoy coming to the archives to decorate gingerbread cookies donated by membership.

Along with local homeowners, CHF opens the doors to architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes biennially. This Tour of Homes benefits the operations of the Foundation.

Maintaining and preserving the Treue der Union Monument and Brownsboro Cemetery.

The Foundation partners with the Comfort Public Library to offer ancestry.com at no charge to its patrons.

Membership meetings with Speaker Series that educate with valuable historical information.

CHF operates solely on a volunteer basis with dedicated members of the community.

Windmill Inn Guesthaus - Event in/near Comfort

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Windmill Inn Guesthaus

This home was built for Carl and Louise Ingenhuett Spenrath in 1894. Among his many talents, Carl was an accomplished stone mason. Both he and his wife were descendants of pioneer families who had settled in the Comfort area. The present owners are Kurt and Shirley Pankratz Solis. The handsome original two-story limestone block structure is sturdily intact today. Modifications by previous owners enlarged the home with a complimentary stone and wooden shingle addition. The Inn consists of a foyer, living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a study and 2 bathrooms. The 124-year-old home was built on the southern bank of Cypress Creek. It has retained its beautiful pine flooring, high ceilings, bead board interior, as well as its original thick limestone walls. One unique feature, in the living room, is an historic painting by Selena Saur from “Joe’s Café” which Shirley’s father, Joe Pankratz, established in 1954. This painting was part of a panel which hung in the café. This beautiful home is currently used as a Guesthaus and comfortably sleeps up to five people. The Windmill Inn still exemplifies the original charm of its pioneer builders and owners.

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