Stafford-Miller House

Stafford-Miller House (HM1GF8)

Location: Columbus, TX 78934 Colorado County
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N 29° 42.32', W 96° 32.399'

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Ornate Victorian house built for millionaire cattleman - banker Robert E. Stafford (1834-1890), one of organizers of Columbus Meat & Ice Co. Stafford built home and Opera House in same year, 1886. By design, he could sit in his bedroom and see Opera House stage performances, next door.

Home lost a cupola in 1909 hurricane. It was owned by the Staffords until 1915, then sold to Mrs. Helena Miller, whose decedents still preserve it.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974


After death of Mrs. Helena Miller on April 14, 1936, house was inherited by E.G. Mill, who is the present owner. (1973)
HM NumberHM1GF8
Marker Number5088
Year Placed1974
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 737998 N 3288667
Decimal Degrees29.70533333, -96.53998333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.32', W 96° 32.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 19.2" N, 96° 32' 23.94" W
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Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 423 Spring St, Columbus TX 78934, US
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