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

Hancock-Heller Home

 
 
Hancock-Heller Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 27, 2021
1. Hancock-Heller Home Marker
Inscription.  

Original structure built 1865 by John S. Hancock, county tax collector. Walls are of cypress with hard cedar floors. A "Dog - Trot" hall divides front section. In 1884 another owner moved a second house here and placed it at the rear. He also added elaborate Victorian detailing to the front porch and gable. In 1906 family of P.F. Heller, rancher and merchant, purchased home, which is still occupied by Heller descendants.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2354.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 29° 42.472′ 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 house by the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 936 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
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. Old General Store (a few steps from this marker); Rosenfield Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Brunson Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George W. Smith (about 400 feet away); Brick Stone House (about 500 feet away); The Columbus Tap Railway (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.
 
The view of the Hancock-Heller Home and Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 27, 2021
2. The view of the Hancock-Heller Home and Marker from the street
 
 
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 192 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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