Details for Dilue Rose and Ira Albert Harris House (Atlas Number 5089002392)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5089002392


Marker Number 2392
Atlas Number 5089002392
Marker Title Dilue Rose and Ira Albert Harris House
Index Entry Harris House, Dilue Rose and Ira Albert
Address 602 Washington Street
City Columbus
County Colorado
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 737800
UTM Northing 3288597
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; women, women's history topics; sheriffs; Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas; design and construction; writers and poets
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 602 Washington, Columbus
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Dilue Rose and Ira Albert Harris moved from Houston to Columbus in 1845. Ira served as county sheriff and city marshall, and Dilue wrote of her experiences during the Texas Revolution, later published. They built this house in 1858 and lived in it with their nine children. The house was constructed of concrete with stucco applied to the exterior. The two-room plan house contains a basement, an unusual feature after 1860. An interpretation of a simple Cumberland plan, the house features box columns on the porch, squared-wood balusters, a hipped roof and two exterior chimneys. RTHL - 1966