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Orange in Orange County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Jimmy Ochiltree Sims Home

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, October 4, 2019
1. Jimmy Ochiltree Sims Home Marker
Inscription.  

Born in Orange, J.O. Sims (1874-1961) rose from clerk to Board Chairman during his long career with the First National Bank. He married Mary Alberta Spooner (1879-1948) in 1899 and built this residence in 1902. Originally located one block from this site, the house was enlarged in 1919. Its simple style contrasts with the ornate mansions built by wealthy lumbermen. The Sims family owned the house until 1977, when it was moved here.
Recorded Texas Historical Landmark - 1979.

Additional marker:
This Property has been
Placed on the
National Register
Of Historic Places

By The United States
Department of the Interior
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11517.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 30° 5.395′ N, 93° 44.283′ W. Marker is in Orange, Texas, in Orange County. Marker is on West Division Street east of South College Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map.

Jimmy Ochiltree Sims Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, October 4, 2019
2. Jimmy Ochiltree Sims Home Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 905 West Division Street, Orange TX 77630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orange Dairy Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Orange County and the Civil War (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orange County (about 500 feet away); Historical Sketch of Orange County (about 600 feet away); Henry Jacob Lutcher (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Jacob Lutcher Stark (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Orange, Texas Rotary Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Rotary International (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
 
More about this marker. Building housed the Heritage House Museum. Was closed on my visit.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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Oct. 19, 2021