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Clara Moehring - Comfort 1908-08-13 - in/near Comfort

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Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Anne Stewart

Clara Moehring - Comfort

Miss Clara Moehring, Comfort`s female photographer, who operated her photography studio from 1908-1920.

The beginnings of Welfare 1875 - in/near Welfare

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Photo Credit: Jay Pennington  
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The beginnings of Welfare

Once known as Bonton, the original name of the 1875 post office, it was changed to Welfare in 1880, possibly for the German word `Wohlfarht`, meaning pleasant trip. Carl Phillip Beseler was area`s first postmaster: serving Bonton and then as the first postmaster for Welfare.

Camp Capers Bell Tower 1951---- - in/near Waring

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Camp Capers Bell Tower

Steves Hall with Bell Tower 1951, Camp was 93 acre Negley Farm purchased in 1945 and opened in 1947

Windmill Inn Guesthaus 2018-04- - 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.

S.A. & A.P Railroad Bridge across Guadalupe River ------ - in/near Comfort

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S.A. & A.P Railroad Bridge across Guadalupe River

Railroad bridge across the Guadalupe River at Seidensticker Crossing 3 miles east of Comfort. Photo taken before 1930s when side wooden spans were replaced by metal ones.

Brenda Seidensticker