Details for Ilse-Rau House (Atlas Number 5089002660)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5089002660


Marker Number 2660
Atlas Number 5089002660
Marker Title Ilse-Rau House
Index Entry Ilse-Rau House
Address 1100 Bowie Street
City Columbus
County Colorado
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 737855
UTM Northing 3288802
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1100 Bowie St., Columbus (Corner of Bowie and Walnut)
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built in 1887 by Henry Ilse, a farmer, rancher, saloon owner. In symmetrical Victorian style, house is constructed of cypress, with pine floors and jigsaw decorations. It contains three fireplaces with marble mantels. Roof is made of stamped metal rectangles. Contractors were Jacob and Lewis Wirtz. Ilse family home until 1954, house was purchased in 1965 and restored by Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Rau in empire and Victorian manner. Since purchased by Raymond Rau family in 1965, the structure has been known as "Raumonda." RTHL - 1970