D/W49. Klappenbach Building (Circa 1890)

221 South Seguin Avenue

This Victorian building has served as a general store as well as specialty retail stores and service operations. There is a private residence on the second floor. This building housed Mesker Brothers Iron Works of St. Louis, Missouri, and George L. Mesker Company of Evansville, Indiana, who specialized in ornamental sheet-metal fa├žades and cast iron storefront components, which were ordered through catalogs and easily shipped by rail to any interested building owner. New Braunfels has four identified buildings with Mesker architectural components. Now retail shops.