Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 3, Number 2, May, 1993 Page: 79
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Historical Atlas of Columbus
By the time the Hancock and Henderson Addition was laid out, the name of
Mill Street had been changed to Robson Street, evidently after Robert Robson, whose
home is said to have fronted on it.
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Hancock and Henderson Addition
The coming of the railroad inaugurated the most significant period of
expansion of the City of Columbus. On May 15, 1867, J. S. Hancock and Samuel
Henderson recorded the plat of the Hancock and Henderson Addition in the Colorado
County Clerk's office. The addition contained six blocks to the west of the nine blocks
added in 1846. Rampart, Dewees, Prairie, and Crockett Streets were extended. One
street, Hancock, was added to the west of and parallel to Rampart. The first lots in the
new addition were sold on July 4, 1867, to Alexander Lookup and James B. Good.16
Originally, the six blocks of the Hancock and Henderson Addition were
numbered 101 through 106. They now are numbered 109, 110, 111, 126, 127, and
128, and six other blocks, to the west of the 1846 expansion and the northeast of the
Hancock and Henderson Addition, are numbered 101 through 106. The change in
numbering may well have resulted from an error by an early mapmaker. Jesse Joyner
Harrison's 1879 Map of Columbus shows the six current blocks numbered 101 through
106, but omits the Hancock and Henderson Addition. Since the Hancock and Henderson
Addition, if it had been placed just to the northeast of its actual location, would have
perfectly squared off the northwest corner of town, careless mapmakers may have
placed it there.
16 Deed Book M, pp. 436, 532, and 562 Office of the County Clerk, Colorado County, Texas.
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