Columbus, TX Photos

Columbus, TX, which sits between San Antonio and Houston, features a range of heritage buildings in a small-town setting. The Senftenberg-Brandon House, Alley Log Cabin, and Dilue Rose Harris House Museums are open twice monthly on tours offered by the nonprofit group Magnolia Homes Tour, which also stops at the towns other significant architecture.

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Colorado County Courthouse. Columbus, TX.Dome of Colorado County Courthouse. Columbus, TX.Confederate Memorial Museum in base of water tower & fire house. Columbus, TX.Confederate Memorial Museum in base of water tower & fire house. Columbus, TX.
Colorado County Courthouse (1890 & 1909) (Courthouse Square). Columbus, TX. Style: Classic Revival.Dome of Colorado County Courthouse. Columbus, TX.Confederate Memorial Museum in base of water tower & fire house (1883). Columbus, TX.Confederate Memorial Museum in base of water tower & fire house (1883). Columbus, TX.
Confederate Memorial Museum & Opera House. Columbus, TX.Old Stafford Opera House & Bank built by cattle millionaire R.E. Stafford. Columbus, TX.Facade of Old Stafford Opera House on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX.Cornerstone of Old Stafford Opera House with lassoing steer & architect's name. Columbus, TX.
Confederate Memorial Museum & Opera House (old Stafford Bank). Columbus, TX.Old Stafford Opera House & Bank (1886) (425 Spring St.) built by cattle millionaire R.E. Stafford. Columbus, TX. Style: Second Empire. Architect: N.J. Clayton. On National Register.Facade of Old Stafford Opera House on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX.Cornerstone (1886) of Old Stafford Opera House with lassoing steer & architect's name. Columbus, TX.
Cast iron facade detail of Old Stafford Opera House. Columbus, TX.Galveston Iron Works nameplate at Old Stafford Opera House. Columbus, TX.Stage in Old Stafford Opera House. Columbus, TX.Milam St. Heritage Streetscape. Columbus, TX.
Cast iron facade detail of Old Stafford Opera House. Columbus, TX.Galveston Iron Works nameplate (1886) at Old Stafford Opera House. Columbus, TX.Stage in Old Stafford Opera House. Columbus, TX.Milam St. Heritage Streetscape. Columbus, TX.
H.M. Ehrenwerth block. Columbus, TX.Columbus State Bank building. Columbus, TX.Rosenfield Building with Terra Cotta ornamentation on right end of heritage block. Columbus, TX.Live Oak Art Center in Brunson Building. Columbus, TX.
H.M. Ehrenwerth block (1873) (1120 Milam St,). Columbus, TX. Style: Italianate.Columbus State Bank building (1969 with 1875 element) (Walnut at Milam St.). Columbus, TX.Rosenfield Building (1896) (1004 Milam St.) with Terra Cotta ornamentation on right end of heritage block. Columbus, TX.Live Oak Art Center in Brunson Building (1891) (1014 Milam St.). Columbus, TX.
Stafford-Miller House built by cattle millionaire R.E. Stafford. Columbus, TX.Front door of Stafford-Miller House. Columbus, TX.Colorado County Citizen newspaper offices. Columbus, TX.Board & batten heritage commercial buildings. Columbus, TX.
Stafford-Miller House (1886) (423 Spring St.) built by cattle millionaire R.E. Stafford. Columbus, TX. Style: Victorian.Front door of Stafford-Miller House (1886) (423 Spring St.). Columbus, TX.Colorado County Citizen newspaper offices (513 Spring St.). Columbus, TX.Board & batten heritage commercial buildings (522 Spring St.). Columbus, TX.
Banner Press Newspaper building. Columbus, TX.Abram Alley Log Cabin built by Alley after return from Runaway Scrape in the Texas Revolution, now on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX.Kitchen in Abram Alley Log Cabin. Columbus, TX.Beds in Abram Alley Log Cabin. Columbus, TX.
Banner Press Newspaper building (1217 Bowie St.). Columbus, TX.Abram Alley Log Cabin (1836) (1224 Bowie St.) built by Alley after return from Runaway Scrape in the Texas Revolution, now on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX.Kitchen in Abram Alley Log Cabin. Columbus, TX.Beds in Abram Alley Log Cabin. Columbus, TX.
Rocking chair & weasel in Abram Alley Log Cabin. Columbus, TX.Spinning wheel in Abram Alley Log Cabin. Columbus, TX.Dilue Rose & Ira Albert Harris House. Dilue Harris is known for her journal of the Runaway Scrape in the Texas Revolution, on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX.Santa Claus Museum on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX.
Rocking chair & weasel in Abram Alley Log Cabin. Columbus, TX.Spinning wheel in Abram Alley Log Cabin. Columbus, TX.Dilue Rose & Ira Albert Harris House (1858) (602 Washington St.). Dilue Harris is known for her journal of the Runaway Scrape in the Texas Revolution, on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX.Santa Claus Museum (604Washington St.) on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX.
Bartels-Wirtz House a Victorian cottage with decorative Bargeboard & carpenter's lace. Columbus, TX.Bargeboard & star tracery details of Bartels-Wirtz House. Columbus, TX.Townsend-West House now Magnolia Oaks B&B. Columbus, TX.Townsend-West House details of bargeboard & tracery by Jacob Wirtz. Columbus, TX.
Bartels-Wirtz House (c1886) (1216 Live Oak St.) a Victorian cottage with decorative Bargeboard & carpenter's lace. Columbus, TX.Bargeboard & star tracery details of Bartels-Wirtz House (c1886) (1216 Live Oak St.). Columbus, TX.Townsend-West House (1890) (634 Spring St.) now Magnolia Oaks B&B. Columbus, TX. Style: Eastlake. Architect: Jacob Wirtz.Townsend-West House (1890) (634 Spring St.) details of bargeboard & tracery by Jacob Wirtz. Columbus, TX.
Details of bargeboard on Townsend-West House a style identified with Columbus, TX.Eastlake details of porch railing with elements turn on a lathe at Townsend-West House. Columbus, TX.Little Red House German Saltbox. Columbus, TX.Prairie Street Heritage House on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX.
Details of bargeboard on Townsend-West House (1890) a style identified with Columbus, TX.Eastlake details of porch railing with elements turn on a lathe at Townsend-West House (1890). Columbus, TX.Little Red House (l860's) (639 Spring St.) German Saltbox. Columbus, TX.Prairie Street Heritage House (c1860s) (1118 Prairie St.) on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX.
Original carriage step once used to ascend to horse-drawn buggies on Prairie Street. Columbus, TX.Tate-Senftenberg-Brandon museum house on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX.Verandah details of Tate-Senftenberg-Brandon Home. Columbus, TX.Ilse-Rau House. Columbus, TX.
Original carriage step once used to ascend to horse-drawn buggies on Prairie Street. Columbus, TX.Tate-Senftenberg-Brandon museum house (1867 with expansions up to 1900) (616 Walnut St.) on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX. Style: Greek Revival & Stick Victorian.Verandah details of Tate-Senftenberg-Brandon Home (616 Walnut St.). Columbus, TX.Ilse-Rau (aka Raumonda) House (1887) (1100 Bowie St.). Columbus, TX. Architect: Jacob & Lewis Wirtz.
Verandah woodwork details of Ilse-Rau House. Columbus, TX.Cast iron fence & verandah details of Ilse-Rau House. Columbus, TX.Gant House. Columbus, TX.Heritage house with Eastlake features. Columbus, TX.
Verandah woodwork details of Ilse-Rau House (1887). Columbus, TX.Cast iron fence & verandah details of Ilse-Rau House (1887). Columbus, TX.Gant House (1890) (936 Bowie St.). Columbus, TX.Heritage house with Eastlake features (1888) (934 Bowie St.). Columbus, TX.
Front door of heritage house with Eastlake features. Columbus, TX.William Christian Papenberg house. Columbus, TX.Hancock-Heller House. Columbus, TX.Old General Store by H. S. Williams. Columbus, TX.
Front door of heritage house with Eastlake features (1888) (934 Bowie St.). Columbus, TX.William Christian Papenberg house (1914) (900 Bowie St.). Columbus, TX.Hancock-Heller House (1865) (934 Milam St.). Columbus, TX.Old General Store (1892) by H. S. Williams (936 Milam St.). Columbus, TX.

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