Details for James & Selina Phillips House (Atlas Number 5507014761)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014761


Marker Number 14761
Atlas Number 5507014761
Marker Title James & Selina Phillips House
Index Entry Phillips, James and Selina, Home
Address CR 300G #104
City West Columbia
County Brazoria
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; women
Marker Year 2008
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text James Price Phillips, descendant of a Brazoria County old 300 family, married Selina Harris Lee in 1911. They had four children, and Price built this house for his wife to commemorate the birth of their youngest child, Oliver Wendel, in 1920. The site had been a pecan orchard next to the Dr. Rees Porter home, which served as a hospital for soldiers of the Texas Revolution. The Phillips house is an American foursquare design with prairie and craftsman style detailing. The two-story frame construction house has a square floor plan and blond gonzales brick in the porch columns and chimney. The home remained in the Phillips family until 1978.