Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old General Store
Once a bustling, spicy smelling store, with sausages hanging from the rafters and slabs of bacon displayed in glass cases. This building was erected 1892 by H.S. Williams, merchant and city mayor. It was run 1906-1941 by P.F. Heller, Jr., and wife Annie, who lived next door. In early days, flour was kept in a huge bin, apples, onions, potatoes were stored in the cool, dark cellar; and deliveries were made in a horse-drawn "Dray" (wagon).
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1969
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2141.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 29° 42.465′ N, 96° 32.44′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Milam Street and Crockett Street, on the left when traveling north on Milam Street. The marker is located in front of the building by the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 934 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. Hancock-Heller Home (a few steps from this marker); Rosenfield Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Brunson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Brick Stone House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Columbus Tap Railway (about 400 feet away); George W. Smith (about 500 feet away); Joseph Jefferson Mansfield (about 500 feet away); Home of William Christian Papenberg (about 500 feet 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 92 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.