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Historic New Braunfels Main Plaza Listed in National Register of Historic Places

Facebook Image of New Braunfels' Main Plaza by Red 5 Photography.

Comal County’s Historical Commission said today the New Braunfels Main Plaza is now listed on the National Register of Historic Spaces, sponsored by the National Park Service Division of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The plaza was officially added to the list on Oct. 12.

“The Main Plaza is a cherished venue for celebrations, performances, and social gatherings for the citizens of New Braunfels and truly the heart of the city,” the commission said in a statement.

The nomination was made possible by a matching grant between the Texas Historical Commission and Comal County Commissioners Court.

To celebrate New Braunfels’ 50th anniversary in 1896, citizens raised money to beautify the main plaza area and purchased a cast-iron fountain in its center.

The neoclassical bandstand was constructed in 1905 and initially served as a stage for evening concerts by the Waldschmidt Fire Department Band.

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