Article – “An English Architect in Kendall County, Alfred Giles, Architect (1853-1920) Part I.” By Myrna Flach Langford

Ever wonder who the early architects were who designed our buildings, fine homes and Courthouses? Well we have a story to tell of a famous English Architect, Alfred Giles. He arrived in Texas in 1873 and lived near Flat Rock Creek northeast of Comfort. He once owned about 13,000 acres in this area. His ranch, Hillingdon, is operated today by his descendants. This story of Alfred Giles is told by Myrna Flack Langford one of our members and a relative of Alfred Giles. Click the link below to begin Part I of this story. There will be three parts over this year and next. (read more)