Details for Townsend-West House (Atlas Number 5089005543)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5089005543


Marker Number 5543
Atlas Number 5089005543
Marker Title Townsend-West House
Index Entry Townsend-West House
Address 634 Spring Street
City Columbus
County Colorado
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 737666
UTM Northing 3288649
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; state official; Eastlake
Marker Year 1973
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location corner of Spring and Live Oak
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Eastlake style embellishments make this a Victorian jewel. It was built in 1890 by contractor Jacob Wirtz for Marcus H. and Annie (Burford) Townsend. A State Representative (1883-85) and Senator (1889-93), Townsend sponsored bill for state purchase of the Alamo; he also named a county for his law partner, Major Robert Foard.Bought 1906 by Thurmond Bowers and Erma (Zumwalt) West, house is occupied and preserved by their son, Thurmond Baltzar West.Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1973