Downtown New Braunfels, New Braunfels
The Seekatz Opera House was built in 1900 by brothers Louis and Otto Seekatz. It was designed to host a variety of entertainment venues but especially opera. The Seekatz hosted many local events until it was destroyed by fire in 1941. It was rebuilt the following year and has now been restored to its old splendor.
The Plumeyer Bakery Building was built in 1913 by Kathinka Clemens with Craftsman style architectural influences. The building served as a bakery for A. C. Plumeyer and his wife Helen for a number of years. Today it is a cultural arts center.
The Henne Family opened a hardware store in New Braunfels in 1857 and built this impressive Victorian Commercial style building in 1893. This is the oldest hardware store in the state of Texas. Worth checking out. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
New Braunfels has an historic district and over a dozen individual buildings of historical and/or architectural interest, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I will go into more detail about Gruene and some of the specific buildings.
The Brauntex Theater was built art deco style in 1942 as a movie theater, and is now a performing arts theater. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.