Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Simpson - Williamson House
Virginia native Friench Simpson (1848-1923) came to Colorado County in the 1860s. A farmer, banker, Columbus mayor, state senator, and poet, Simpson had this home built for his family in 1882. After 1916, it became the home of Dr. C.A. Williamson (d. 1925), an early Columbus physician, and remained in that family until 1968. The home exhibits influences of the Italianate and Eastlake architectural styles in its decorative milled wood detailing and ornamental roof cresting.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4707.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 29° 42.673′ N, 96° 32.445′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Milam Street and 3rd Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Milam Street. The marker is located in front of the house by the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 630 Milam Street, Columbus TX 78934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Youens-Hopkins House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dick-Gillette House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Toliver-Cone House (about 500 feet away); Stein-Girndt House (about 600 feet away); Home of Texas Attorney General George McCormick (about 600 feet away); Columbus Church of Christ (about 700 feet away); The Isgrig House (about 700 feet away); Columbus Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.