Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
On this site a small cottage was built about 1868 by W.H. Crebbs, who sold place in 1885 to Peter Hahn (1852-1940) and his wife Catherine Leyendecker. In 1890, Hahn moved cottage to the rear, scouted east Texas for fine woods, hired contractors Jacob and Louis Wirtz, and built two story, galleried Victorian main house adjoinin cottage. Peter and Catherine's son Albert and wife Elizabeth Burford, and their children have preserved the home.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2330.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
Location. 29° 42.516′ N, 96° 32.275′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Preston Street, on the right when traveling north on Front Street. The marker is located in front of the house by the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 903 Front 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. Harrison-Hastedt House (within shouting Robert Henry Harrison, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint John's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Jefferson Mansfield (about 400 feet away); The Columbus Tap Railway (about 700 feet away); Home of Texas Attorney General George McCormick (about 700 feet away); Columbus Church of Christ (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stein-Girndt House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.