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Hotel Faust, New Braunfels, TX4

**Hotel Faust** - National Register of Historic Places Ref # 85000922, date listed 19850502

 

240 S. Sequin St.

 

The Hotel Faust, originally the Travelers Hotel, was built in New Braunfels in 1929 according to the design of Harvey Partridge Smith from San Antonio. Smith was a prominent, early 20th-century Texas architect known throughout the southern and central parts of the state. The hotel is astylistic in design, and exhibits rich use of stone detailing recalling the Spanish Renaissance Revival Style. A fine example of 1920s, medium-rise hotel architecture in Texas, the Faust was the major Depression-era construction project in New Braunfels. It is today one of the largest buildings in the Central Texas community. In 1936 the hotel was renamed to commemorate the contributions to New Braunfels of a prominent pioneer family and a contemporary son of that family, Walter Faust, who played a decisive role in the hotel's construction. The Faust Hotel reflects the tastes and business prominence of Walter and others who were responsible for its founding. It also reflects an era of New Braunfels' history just prior to the Great Depression. (1)

 

References (1) NRHP Nomination Form atlas.thc.state.tx.us/NR/pdfs/85000922/85000922.pdf

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Taken on April 12, 2015