Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Prominent local merchant Edward E. Stein and his wife Angalla (Heller) Stein, built this house in 1897. Andrew Wirtz and sons, who built several homes in Columbus were the contractors following Edward's death in 1906, his widow sold the property to her sister-in-law, Annie Stein Girndt and her husband, H.H. Girndt. H.H. kept bees, harvesting and selling the honey at his downtown store. He is also remembered for his work in folk medicine for animals. Annie kept cows and chickens, and maintained a milk route in town. The Girndts owned the home until the 1970s. Today, it retains its original Queen Anne features, including spindlework, fishscale shingling and bargeboard detailing.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14611.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
Location. 29° 42.579′ N, 96° 32.429′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Milam Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 809 Milam 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. Toliver-Cone House (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbus Church of Christ (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Texas Attorney General George McCormick (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbus Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); George W. Smith (about 500 feet away); Simpson - Williamson House (about 600 feet away); Home of William Christian Papenberg (about 600 feet away); Saint John's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.