A gigantic map of all the cool plaques in the world. A project of 99% Invisible. Logo by Chop Shop

Jimmy Ochiltree Sims Home

Born in Orange, J.O. Sims (1874-1961) rose from clerk to Board Chairman during his long career with the First National Bank. He married Mary Alberta Spooner (1879-1948) in 1899 and built this ...

Born in Orange, J.O. Sims (1874-1961) rose from clerk to Board Chairman during his long career with the First National Bank. He married Mary Alberta Spooner (1879-1948) in 1899 and built this residence in 1902. Originally located one block from this site, the house was enlarged in 1919. Its simple style contrasts with the ornate mansions built by wealthy lumbermen. The Sims family owned the house until 1977, when it was moved here.
Recorded Texas Historical Landmark - 1979.

Additional marker:
This Property has been
Placed on the
National Register
Of Historic Places

By The United States
Department of the Interior

Nearby Plaques On Google Maps