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August Faltin Store

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1879; 1907, Alfred Giles. Main St. at 7th St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead)

One of a number of Giles's designs in town, this one is perhaps the finest, with its large round-arched pediment with the Faltin name in large letters placed above the two-story porch. The section at the corner with the pedimented gable was added by Giles in 1907, shading the sidewalk with a wall-mounted, curved corrugated-metal canopy instead of the decorated wooden porch of the earlier design.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "August Faltin Store", [Comfort, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 206-206.

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