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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

Mimi`s Sunday House -04- - in/near Comfort

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Mimi`s Sunday House

This charming guesthouse is one of the original homes in Comfort, built around 1860. The home was built for Henry Schwethelm and his young bride. It was constructed with fachwerk walls and consisted of three rooms with 12-foot-high ceilings. The lovely long leaf pine floors and sturdy walls are standing today under lapboard in the original home’s walls. The original fachwerk is visible in the kitchen and dining area and around the exterior back door. Current owners are John and Amy Murphy Morran of Austin, Texas. After World War II, Henry Clay HC and Edna Biermann Murphy purchased the home and moved in with their three children Colleen, Ross and Randolph. They operated Murphy’s Magnolia Service Station where “The Drug Shop” is now located on Hwy 27. The Murphys enlarged their home by enclosing the front porch to add two bedrooms for their children. The Morrans remodeled the home and added a large glass walk-in shower, and a small kitchenette. Owners, John and Amy Murphy Morran Amy is a granddaughter of H.C and Edna Murphy, gathered their memorabilia items and ideas and created “Mimi’s Sunday House”. They crafted a collage of her grandmother Mimi’s store ledgers. Recipe names of Mimi’s delicious after-school treats are imprinted on a picture-board, that is located on the dining area’s fachwerk wall. Of interest is an antique bed, handmade in Comfort, that has slats going lengthwise instead of crosswise. Lovely, colorful family heirloom quilts and an embroidered sampler add unique charm to this cozy cottage guesthouse.

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.

Comfort's Founding - 50th Anniversary 1900 - in/near Comfort

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Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)

Comfort's Founding - 50th Anniversary

1900 - 50th Anniversary of Comfort's Founding

Charles Schilling Threshing Crew 1918---- - in/near Holiday Road

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Charles Schilling Threshing Crew

Charles Schilling farm on Holiday road. He is sitting on a Ferguson tractor and George his father is standing next to the tractor. By the size of the haystack it must have been a good year.