Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Home of William Christian Papenberg
(1870 - 1958)
District Clerk for 38 years in Colorado County. Born in Illinois. Educated as a teacher, came to Texas (1899) in that profession. Moved to Columbus (1904) and became clerk in 1908. This house that he and his wife Emma (Buescher) built in 1914 remains in the family.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3935.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
Location. 29° 42.516′ N, 96° 32.516′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Bowie Street and Preston Street, on the left when traveling north on Bowie Street. The marker is located in the front yard of the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Bowie Street, Columbus TX 78934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George W. Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbus Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Maigne - Walther House Hancock-Heller Home (about 500 feet away); Old General Store (about 500 feet away); Keith-Traylor House (about 500 feet away); Columbus Church of Christ (about 500 feet away); Rosenfield Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.