East Columbia in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
James & Selina Phillips House
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: Architecture • Settlements & 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 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); The Nash-Wright House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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). 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 87 times since then and 30 times this year. 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.