Arno Schwethelm Building

Arno Schwethelm Marker

The Arno Schwethelm Memorial Building was constructed in 1916, in the heart of Comfort’s business district, on the corner of 7th and High Streets. Designed by L. Harrington and Company of San Antonio, the building is of native pitch-faced limestone, quarried locally and hauled to the construction site on a Model-T truck. The building, a classic example of the conservative German culture so prominent in the Comfort community, is named in honor of the Comfort businessman who built it. The building has served as a bottling works, general merchandising store, car and tractor dealership, central buying warehouse for cotton and grain, grocery store, ice cream parlor and game room and finally, in 1982, became the home of the Comfort Public Library.