805 Colorado

The firm of Krupp and Tuffly had a store on Main Street where they sold boots and shoes.  In 1879 the firm bought 3 lots on Colorado (then called Heiss Street) that had been part of a 20-acre tract bought by German immigrant Gregor Heiss in 1853.  They built a house on each lot.  In 1887 William B. Newby, an engineer for the H. & T. C. Railroad, bought the altered Fourth Ward North cottage at 805 Colorado.  He and his wife lived there until 1890.  After that 805 Colorado was sometimes owner-occupied and sometimes rental property.

Made 10 Dec 1973 for appraisal purposes.  Courtesy Harris Co. Archives.

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