Details for Old General Store (Atlas Number 5089002141)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5089002141


Marker Number 2141
Atlas Number 5089002141
Marker Title Old General Store
Index Entry General Store, Old
Address 936 Milam Street
City Columbus
County Colorado
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 737913
UTM Northing 3289040
Subject Codes commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1969
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 936 Milam St., Columbus
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Once a bustling, spicy smelling store, with sausage 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. H. 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).