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U.S. Historic district
|Architect||August R. Meyer|
|NRHP reference No.||70000164|
|Added to NRHP||August 25, 1970|
Healy House Museum was the Leadville, Colorado home built in 1878 by mining engineer and city father August R. Meyer for his bride, Emma. It was purchased in 1888 by Daniel Healy (1857-1912), who operated a boarding house with his cousin Nellie Healy. An immigrant from Ireland, Healy served Leadville as a mail carrier and later assistant postmaster. He subsequently started several successful businesses and represented Leadville in Colorado's state legislature from 1903-1905.
Healy House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
Currently it is a Colorado State Historic Site and is operated as a Victorian era museum by the state under History Colorado, together with Dexter Cabin. The two are located within the Leadville Historic District, which is itself a National Historic Landmark.
The restored house serves as an example of the "Elegant Eighties".
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