Details for Stein-Girndt House (Atlas Number 5507014611)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014611


Marker Number 14611
Atlas Number 5507014611
Marker Title Stein-Girndt House
Index Entry Stein-Girndt House
Address 809 Milam
City Columbus
County Colorado
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 737937
UTM Northing 3289139
Subject Codes Queen Anne (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2002
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Prominent local merchant Edward E. Stein and his wife, Angalla (Heller) Stein, built this house in 1897. Andrew Wirtz and sons, who built several homes in Columbus, were the contractors. Following Edward's death in 1906, his widow sold the property to her sister-in-law, Annie Stein Girndt, and her husband, H.H. Girndt. H.H. kept bees, harvesting and selling the honey at his downtown store. He is also remembered for his work in folk medicine for animals. Annie kept cows and chickens, and maintained a milk route in town. The Girndts owned the home until the 1970s. Today, it retains its original Queen Anne features, including spindlework, fishscale shingling and bargeboard detailing.Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-2002