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Gass Blacksmith Shop

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1890, J. Gottlieb Lorbeer, mason. 8th St. at High St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Thankfully, we know the name of the mason responsible for this simple yet monumental little building, which according to local tradition was built in stages. The first floor served as Jacob Gass's blacksmith shop and the second floor, completed shortly afterward, as the Gass family's residence. The exterior lacks decorative elements except for the small pediment atop the High Street entrance.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 207-207.

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