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For the Illinois hotel, see Faust Landmark.
Hotel Faust
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Hotel Faust in 2012
Location 240 S. Seguin St.,
New Braunfels, Texas
Area less than one acre
Built 1929 (1929)
Built by Walter Sipple
Architect Henry Partridge Smith
NRHP reference No. 85000922
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Added to NRHP May 2, 1985

Hotel Faust*, located in Comfort, Texas is not associated with "Faust Hotel & Brewpub" which is located in New Braunsfels, Texas. Hotel Faust was originally named Ingenhuett Hotel with Peter Ingenhuett as the proprietor who contracted with Alfred Giles to design and build the hotel which first opened for business in the year 1880. Ingenhuett Hotel later became the Ingenhuett-Faust Hotel around the year 1900. Throughout history, this beautiful hotel has held many names and has served as either a hotel, boarding house, or a bed and breakfast with antique shops. In 2019, the hotel finished a major renovation bringing this amazing property full circle and is now a 14 room boutique Texas Hill Country hotel which is surrounded by wineries, distillery, coffee shops, antique shops, boutiques and U.S. Civil War history. *Anticipated name change 2020

The Faust Hotel, once known as the Travelers Hotel, was completed in 1929 and is located in New Braunfels, Texas. The hotel planning was started by a group of citizens desiring to attract tourist and convention traffic to counter a downturn in agricultural business caused by a mid-1920s drought in the area. Built on donated land from Senator Joseph Faust's estate, the hotel was renamed in 1936 in honor that family. The building is a four-story masonry design of no particular architectural style, though with some Spanish Renaissance Revival detailing.

"Faust Hotel" has been renovated several times through the years, but is one of the few known Texas mid-rise hotels of its era still serving as a hotel. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

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