About JOHNSON FURNITURE CO

 

A Furniture Store

since 1887.

Rod Du Menil purchased lot 89 in 1858 and he built a store.  In 1887 it became the site of C.J. Ludewig Furniture. We love that this site has always been known as a location to find high quality furniture in central Texas. 

 Original store circa 1858 (right building) and current building circa 1929 (left building).

Original store circa 1858 (right building) and current building circa 1929 (left building).


 
 
 New Braunfels Herald - Zeitung newspaper, November 10, 1966. 

New Braunfels Herald - Zeitung newspaper, November 10, 1966. 

A new Family

In 1966, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Johnson purchased C.J. Ludewig Furniture. The couple grew the local business and raised their two children, Gene and Carol Johnson.  Carol graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, with a minor in construction and photography from Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University). Life happened and God cleared a path that led Carol back to New Braunfels. She brought experience in interior design into the family business. In 1989, Carol Johnson became the official owner of the store, and the rest is history. 

 

 

 

More History

 Our location is on the New Braunfels historic downtown walking tour. 

Our location is on the New Braunfels historic downtown walking tour. 

 The back of the original C.J. Ludewig Furniture store. Photographed by our current store owner, Carol Johnson in the summer of 1983. 

The back of the original C.J. Ludewig Furniture store. Photographed by our current store owner, Carol Johnson in the summer of 1983. 

 Rod Du Menil's Dry Goods Store which became C.J. Ludewig Furniture Store in 1887.

Rod Du Menil's Dry Goods Store which became C.J. Ludewig Furniture Store in 1887.

 Grand Opening of C.J. Ludewig Furniture Co in our current building, 1929. 

Grand Opening of C.J. Ludewig Furniture Co in our current building, 1929. 

 Store front, 1971

Store front, 1971

 Updated store sign, 1984

Updated store sign, 1984

 Mrs. Dorothy Johnson, Co-Owner, 1971

Mrs. Dorothy Johnson, Co-Owner, 1971

 Updated store sign, 1993

Updated store sign, 1993

 Most recent update to our store sign, 2006

Most recent update to our store sign, 2006

 Our store, 2006

Our store, 2006