Details for Simpson-Williamson House (Atlas Number 5089004707)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5089004707


Marker Number 4707
Atlas Number 5089004707
Marker Title Simpson-Williamson House
Index Entry Simpson-Williamson House
Address 630 Milam Street
City Columbus
County Colorado
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 737827
UTM Northing 3289404
Subject Codes municipal official; state official; houses, residential buildings; local law enforcement officer; Eastlake; Italianate
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 630 Milam St., Columbus (Miliam & 3rd Sts.)
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Virginia Native Friench Simpson (1848-192) came to Colorado County in the 1860s. A farmer, banker, Columbus mayor, state Senator, and poet, Simpson had this home built for his family in 1882. After 1916, it became the home of Dr. C. A. Williamson (d. 1925), an early Columbus physician, and remained in that family until 1968. The home exhibits influences of the Italianate and Eastlake architectural styles in its decorative milled wood detailing and ornamental roof cresting. RTHL - 1986