Details for Ehrenwerth-Ramsey-Untermeyer Building (Atlas Number 5089001406)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5089001406


Marker Number 1406
Atlas Number 5089001406
Marker Title Ehrenwerth-Ramsey-Untermeyer Building
Index Entry Ehrenwerth-Ramsey-Untermeyer Building
Address 1120 Milam Street
City Columbus
County Colorado
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 738049
UTM Northing 3288485
Subject Codes commercial buildings; saloons; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1973
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1120 Milam St., Colmbus
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Henry M. Ehrenwerth built this two-story commercial structure in 1873-75 of bricks from a local kiln. Designed for his mercantile store, it housed L.G. Smith's Red Elk Saloon and Gambling Hall in the 1880s. In 1896 the building was purchased by James Ramsey, who operated a hardware, implement, and undertaking business here. His son Charles sold the structure in 1925 to the hardware firm of Leo L., F. J. and Emil E. J. Untermeyer.