Victorian embellishments distinguish this structure, built 1893 by noted local contractor Christian Herry.
Owner Louis Henne (1840-1912) worked in the family tin shop next door, expanded to this site. Third generation now conducts this business.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973
(New Braunfels Walking Tour Marker)
This is the oldest running hardware business in Texas. Louis Henne, Jr. founded his business in 1857, which he expanded with the construction of this building in 1893. The two-story building, constructed by local contractor Christian Herry, includes a full basement with a 46-foot-deep well. Original wooden floors, pressed tin ceilings, and decorative custom-made fixtures enhance the interior and compliment the ornate Victorian-style exterior. The metal cornice was purchased from the Mesker Brothers Iron Works of St. Louis. The front facade was remodeled in 1910 and paid for by Winchester Arms.