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Historic Georgetown

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S: Historic Georgetown, Colorado

FC: Historic Georgetown, Colorado Pati Palumbo

1: HIstoric Georgetown, Colorado began in 1859 as a gold mining camp. In the 1970's and 1880's it was known as the "Silver Queen of the Rockies". Mining activities brought commerce, families, churches, fire houses, and the railroad to support the surrounding mining activities. Preservation of this beaufitul town steeped in history is foremost in importance to it's residents. This book contains many of the 19th century buildings and homes still found in Georgetown today.

2: The Johnson log cabin depicts life of the early settlers in Georgetown. Miners and prospectores built one room structures as temporary shelters in order to survive the harsh winters of Colorado.

3: Centennial Mill - 1929 This is the only mill left in Georgetown. The Centennial Mill was a center for processing gold and copper ore.

4: Old Town Jail - 1883 A two cell, stone structure that is still secured by the original padlock. It was known as the "Hotel de Barr", named in honor of town Marshall Barr and for the iron decorations on the windows.

5: Hotel de Paris (Museum)-1870-1890 Normandy France native, Louis Dupuy came to Georgetown in 1870 to mine silver. Dupuy bought and added a French flair to this exclusive hotel.

6: Below: First Presbyterian Church - 1874 Top Right: McCurdy-Sentzer Building-1869. Georgetown's earliest commercial building. Bottom Right: Guard Block, Buckley Garage- 1877-Was a gas station in the late 1950's

7: Above Left: Alpine Hose No. 2 Firehouse and Tower - 1875/1880 Volunteer fire companies are responsible for the presence of so many historical buildings in Georgetown. Above Right: Star Hook and Ladder Building - 1886

8: Old Georgetown School - 1874 The oldest remaining brick school building in Colorado.

9: Joseph A. Love House- 1875. Joe was called "Pioneer Joe". He began prospecting in 1861. He was a miner, builder, grocer and special policeman. He built and lived in this house until his death.

10: Above: Taylor House - 1874 Built by the Taylor brothers, Lewis and James. Located at the beginning of the road leading to the old Argentine mining district.

11: Erskine McClellan Home - 1873 One of four homes on Taos Street built by McClellan in the early 1870's. He wanted a neighborhood for Presbyterians to live close to their church which is also on Taos Street.

12: Eckland House - 1876 Brothers John and William Church built this duplex, which was later owned by Ecklund family for 75 years.

13: Reilly Cottage - 1885 "Shotgun" house, built by the Reilly brothers. Shotgun houses were one room wide and three rooms deep because land was at a premium and it could fit on a narrow lot.

14: Tuthill - Morrison House - 1873 Built by the Reverand Tuthill, a local congregational minister. It was later sold to Robert S. Morrison, a local mining attorney.

15: Maxwell House 1870 Frank Maxwell, noted mining engineer and surveyor and his family lived in this house for 50 yeas

16: Hamill House - 1867 Wealthy mine owner, William Hamill built this house at the height of prosperity in Georgetown. It represents the lifestyle and culture of a wealthy Georgetown family.

17: Beautiful examples of Georgetown Posts that are found on some of the historic homes of Georgetown.

18: Many Georgetown homes are built directly over Clear Creek, the river that runs through the middle of the town.

19: Another example of beautiful Georgetown architecture. | In 1966 the National Park Service designated Georgetown Colorado as a National Historic Landmark District. This is a must see historic community, which is nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

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