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Columbus, Texas, Historical District Sign

Description: Photograph of a sign that reads "Welcome to the Columbus Historic District" on the side of the 1883 water tower in downtown Columbus, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

THSC Marker "Old Stafford Opera House" 1886

Description: Photograph of the THSC 1886 "Old Stafford Opera House" on Spring Street in down town Columbus, Texas. The architect was Nicholas J. Clayton. The marker was placed by the DAR. The building is also a National Register building.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

North Side of Courthouse Square on Walnut Street

Description: Photograph of the north side of the courthouse square in down town Columbus, Texas. The first building on the left is the modern First State Bank building. The se cond building is the modern Capital One bank building.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

William Menefee THC Marker

Description: Photograph of the THC Marker for William Menefee who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1000 Block Milam Street North

Description: Photograph of the west side of the north end of the 1000 block of Milam Street in down town Columbus, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1896 Store Building

Description: Photograph of an 1896 store building built by Charles Brunson next to his business in downtown Columbus, Texas. The upper front has a metal cornice, brick pilasters framing the windows, brick ledges, and string courses. The lower front has been modernized and is currently occupied by a store called The Bride's House.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1850 Brick Store House with THC Marker

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker on the front of the 1850 Brick Store House at 1038 Milam Street. The building is a rectangular red brick commercial building.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Schulandt Building on Milam Street

Description: Photograph of the Schulandt building in the 100 block Milam Street in downtown Columbus, Texas. Sign in the window reads "Huckleberry" and merchandise indicates it is a "gift" shop. The metal cornice trim is continuous for the Brunson building and the Schulandt building, with each building having a distinct cornice. The upper front on the Schulant building features brick and stone work with two double windows. The lower front has two green entry doors and white color.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Stafford-Miller Home THC Marker

Description: Photograph of the THC marker for the Stafford-Miller home next to the Stafford Bank building ion Spring Street in down town Columbus, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1886 Stafford Bank Building

Description: Photograph of the 1886 Stafford Bank building in downtown Columbus, Texas. This was also the location of the 1886 Stafford Opera House. The Stafford Bank name is displayed under the upper pediment on the front of the building.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1886 Stafford Bank Building Front View

Description: Photograph of the front (north side) of the 1886 Stafford Bank building at Spring and Milam Street in downtown Columbus, Texas. The Classical Revival style building has the words "Stafford Bank" and "Opera House" arranged in stone on its front.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Robinson's Castle site THSC Marker

Description: Photograph of THSC marker for Robinson's Castle on State Highway 71 at the Colorado River bridge in Columbus, Texas. Also noted was a meat packing company at the same location.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Tumlinson Family THC Marker

Description: Photograph of Tumlinson Family THC marker on the Colorado County courthouse lawn in down town Columbus, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1886 R. E. Stafford Building Front

Description: Photograph of the front (north) of the 1886 R. E. Stafford building on Spring Street in downtown Columbus, Texas. Two steel columns stand behind a wooden bench.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Colorado River Bridge

Description: Photograph of the state highway 71 steel Colorado River bridge in Columbus, Texas. Brown trusses cover the bridge.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891-1896 Brunson Buildings and the Schulandt Building

Description: Photograph of the 1891 and 1896 Charles Brunson buildings and the Schulandt building on Milam Street in downtown Columbus, Texas. The Schulandt building name appears in the metal cornice trim. The upper window trim is stonework.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell