The War Memorial Museum (as it was renamed in 2017) is located at 1101–1199 Milam Street in Columbus, Texas. It is housed in an unusual building constructed in 1883: the ground floor of the town's water tower, which formerly housed its Fire Station. When the town's water system was modernized in 1926 and the water tower was no longer needed, the water tank was removed, but the building, with three foot brick walls, was so solid that dynamite, to demolish it, had no effect. It was then put up for sale. The United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) purchased it and used it as a meeting place. The Museum, which the UDC curates, opened in 1962.
The building is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.
The museum contained in the building features artifacts from veterans of all wars, and photographs and a small collection of artifacts related to the city of Columbus and Colorado County.
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