Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Isgrig House
Late Victorian house with art glass windows, shingled gables, ornate gingerbread trim. Large rooms have 12-foot ceilings.
Built in 1898 of clear lumber hand-picked by the owner, John H. Luck, assisted by Jeff Tanner, a highly respected Negro builder working out of lumber yard of S.K. Seymour.
B.F. Isgrig bought the property in 1916; descendants, including a son, Nathan Powderly Isgrig, have since occupied and preserved it.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2657.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 29° 42.792′ N, 96° 32.423′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Smith Street and Milam Street, on the right when traveling west on Smith Street. The marker is located in front of the house by the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 436 Smith Street, Columbus TX 78934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceDick-Gillette House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Youens-Hopkins House (about 600 feet away); Simpson - Williamson House (about 700 feet away); Toliver-Cone House (approx. ¼ mile away); Home of Texas Attorney General George McCormick (approx. ¼ mile away); Stein-Girndt House (approx. ¼ mile away); Columbus Church of Christ (approx. ¼ mile away); Columbus Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 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 108 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.