Jimmy Ochiltree Sims Home
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.
This Property has been
Placed on the
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.
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); Homesite of Dr. Edgar William Brown (approx. 0.2 miles 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). 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 152 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.