Details for Brunson Building

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5089000545


Marker Number 545
Atlas Number 5089000545
Marker Title Brunson Building
Index Entry Brunson Building
Address 1014 Milam Street
City Columbus
County Colorado
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 737921
UTM Northing 3288944
Subject Codes saloons; commercial buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1973
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1014 Milam St., Columbus
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Charles Brunson (1830-1916), born in Westphalia, Germany, migrated to America in 1845. About 1867 he settled in Columbus, establishing a saloon, which prospered. In 1891 he erected this building, adding adjacent store in 1896. Used as saloon until about 1919, building later had other occupancies. Except for lowering of canopy and some changes in windows, it retains original Victorian style. Allen Wendel has owned this property since 1970.

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