Driving into Comfort along Highway 27 from Kerr County, the two-story home with wraparound balconies and gingerbread ornamentation is an imposing sight. Its builder – Prussian-born August Faltin – came to Comfort in 1856 to open his own shop.
Downtown, Faltin’s general store and residence, built in 1879, came to represent Comfort’s early commercial growth. Next door, the Faltins’ log cabin is a well-preserved example of an early German fachwerk style. But their 1894 tan brick Victorian on the outskirts of town was described at the turn of the century as “one of the most luxurious and complete family residences in that section of the country.”
August Faltin House