Hygieostatic Bat Roost - Comfort, Kendall County, Texas
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Directions: from Comfort take FM 473 about 1.5 miles E - bat roost is about 400 feet S of the highway
Marker #: 5259002608
Year Dedicated: 1981
Size, type: Medallion and Plate
Last reported condition: No report
Hygieostatic Bat Roost - This shingle style structure was built in 1918 to attract and house bats in an effort to eradicate mosquitoes and thereby reduce the spread of malaria. It was designed for Albert Steves, Sr., a former mayor of San Antonio, by Dr. Charles A. R. Campbell, an authority on bats who had served as the health officer in the same city. Named "Hygeiostatic" by Steves, the bat roost is one of 16 constructed in the United States and Italy between 1907 and 1929. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981
Decimal degrees:  N 29.970422   W -98.884718
Degrees, minutes: N 29 58.225   W 098 53.083
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 511122, Northing 3315513
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