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East Columbia in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James & Selina Phillips House

 
 
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By Chris Kneupper
1. James & Selina Phillips House Marker
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James Price Phillips, descendant of a Brazoria County Old 300 family, married Selina Harris Lee in 1911. They had four children, and Price built this house for his wife to commemorate the birth of their youngest child, Oliver Wendel, in 1920. The site had been a pecan orchard next to the Dr. Rees Porter home, which served as a hospital for soldiers of the Texas Revolution. The Phillips house is an American foursquare design with Prairie and Craftsman style detailing. The two-story frame construction house has a square floor plan and blond Gonzales brick in the porch columns and chimney. The home remained in the Phillips family until 1978.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2008
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2006

 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14761.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 29° 8.614′ N, 95° 36.724′ W. Marker is in East Columbia, Texas, in Brazoria
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By Chris Kneupper
2. James & Selina Phillips House and Marker
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County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Duval Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. The marker is located next to the gate entrance to the front yard, just across Main Street from the Bethel Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 County Road 300G, West Columbia TX 77486, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bethel Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); Site of Carry Nation's Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); East Columbia Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Bell's Landing (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ammon Underwood House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Columbia Blues" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dance Gun Shop (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Last updated on May 10, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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