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Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dick-Gillette House

 
 
Dick-Gillette House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 27, 2021
1. Dick-Gillette House Marker
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After a 1907 fire destroyed his family home, Leon F. Dick, a retired dry goods salesman, supervised the construction of this house in 1908. Dick offered hospitality to family and friends, including Governor Pat Neff, who stayed here while in Columbus for the city's Centennial celebration in 1923. After Leon Dick's death in 1931, his niece, Alma Dick Gillette, and her family lived here. A good example of the classical Revival style of architecture, with its full-height front portico and ionic columns, the Dick-Gillette house remained in the family until 1976.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000

2nd Plaque
Home purchased in 1994 and further restored by Dr. Kevin Ray, a local dentist, and his wife, Sandy Lindsay-Ray, and children Andrew and Blake.
 
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12478.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 29° 42.731′ N, 96° 32.443′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in
The Dick-Gillette House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 27, 2021
2. The Dick-Gillette House and Marker
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Colorado County. Marker is on Milam Street, 0.1 miles north of 3rd Avenue, on the left when traveling north. The marker is located in front of the house by the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 536 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. Youens-Hopkins House (within shouting distance of this marker); Simpson - Williamson House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Isgrig House (about 400 feet away); Toliver-Cone House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Texas Attorney General George McCormick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stein-Girndt House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbus Church of Christ (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbus Veterans Memorial (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
A view of the Dick-Gillette House from the north image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 27, 2021
3. A view of the Dick-Gillette House from the north
 
 
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 133 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Mar. 23, 2023