Brinkmann, Otto, House (NRIS 77001457)
701 High St.,
Texas. County/parish: Kendall.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
December 12, 1977.
- Otto Brinkmann House
- The Otto Brinkmann House in Comfort, Texas, United States, was built in 1861 by Otto Brinkmann. It was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1976 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.It is a one-story two-room house of fachwerk construction. It is a German method of timber framing with diagonal bracing members at corners and openings. It includes 6 inches (150 mm) by 6 inches (150 mm) cypress corner posts and top plates, with other timbers of 4 inches (100 mm) by 4 inches (100 mm) size. Timbers are joined by mortise and tenon joints. Timbers on its front facade are exposed. The house was modified in 1899 by addition of a framed lean-to along its rear facade.It was built, and lived in, by German immigrant carpenter Otto Brinkman, who was born in Hoexter, Westphalia in 1932. He completed an apprenticeship to a cabinet-maker in Germany before coming to the U.S. in 1852. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/77001457