Comal County

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Comal County is named for the Comal River, which is name in Spanish means “basin” or “flat dish”.

 

Created:  March 24, 1846

County Seat: 

New Braunfels  1846 – present

 

County Courthouse – New Braunfels 

 

Location:  100 Main Plaza / North Sequin Avenue

Built:  1897 – 1898

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  James Riely Gordon of San Antonio

Contractor:  Fischer & Lambie of Austin

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story limestone structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The southwest front has a projecting center section rising to a dormer at the roof line. On either side of the center section are semi-circular porches with recessed entrances and balconies on the second and third stories. On the center of the roof is a high square stone tower. The architect was J Riely Gordon of San Antonio and the contractor was Fischer & Lambie of Austin. An addition was constructed in 1930. The architect was Jerimiah Schmidt and the contractor was A C Moller. Another addition was constructed in 1951. The architect was Jerimiah Schmidt and the contractor was Sippel & Adams. The building was restored in 2011 to 2012. The architect was Volz & Associates and the contractor was RBR Construction.

 

Note:  The courthouse is similar to the courthouse constructed in Lee County as the architect used the same plans.

 

See:  The architect James Riely Gordon of San Antonio, Texas

 

County Courthouse Annex – New Braunfels 

 

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Location:  100 Main Plaza / North Sequin Avenue

Built:  1985 – 1986

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Christopher Di Stefano & Associates, Inc.

Contractor:  Spaw-Glass Construction, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of the city on the west side of the courthouse. The building has semi-circular entrances on the south and north corners. Above the entrances are slightly projecting sections rising to a peak. The building has a hipped roof.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Blanco County and Hays County

E – Guadalupe County 

S – Bexar County

W – Kendall County 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2014