Details for Townsend-Koliba House (Atlas Number 5089005542)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5089005542


Marker Number 5542
Atlas Number 5089005542
Marker Title Townsend-Koliba House
Index Entry Townsend-Koliba House
Address 1124 Front Street
City Columbus
County Colorado
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 738228
UTM Northing 3288750
Subject Codes sheriffs; state official; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1971
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1124 Front St., Columbus
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Front portion built in mid-1800s. Owned until 1845 by Stephen Townsend, member of prominent family and veteran of Battle of San Jacinto. In 1837, as first county sheriff, he took part in court held under famous oak (60 yds. W). In 1902 owner Edward Metzke attached second structure to first one; also added porch. Former State Representative Homer Koliba and wife Bernice (a descendant of S. Townsend) have owned house since 1951. RTHL - 1971