National Register of Historic Places listings in Pitkin County, Colorado facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Pitkin County, Colorado.
This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a map.
There are 36 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.
|Adams - Alamosa - Arapahoe - Archuleta - Baca - Bent - Boulder - Broomfield - Chaffee - Cheyenne - Clear Creek - Conejos - Costilla - Crowley - Custer - Delta - Denver - Dolores - Douglas - Eagle - El Paso - Elbert - Fremont - Garfield - Gilpin - Grand - Gunnison - Hinsdale - Huerfano - Jackson - Jefferson - Kiowa - Kit Carson - La Plata - Lake - Larimer - Las Animas - Lincoln - Logan - Mesa - Mineral - Moffat - Montezuma - Montrose - Morgan - Otero - Ouray - Park - Phillips - Pitkin - Prowers - Pueblo - Rio Blanco - Rio Grande - Routt - Saguache - San Juan - San Miguel - Sedgwick - Summit - Teller - Washington - Weld - Yuma|
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Armory Hall, Fraternal Hall||
|130 S. Galena St.
||Aspen||Originally built in 1892 as an armory, this building gradually came to be used for public meetings and a roller rink. Since 1956 it has been city hall.|
|12 miles (19 km) south of Aspen in the White River National Forest
||Aspen||At one time in the early 1880s, a thousand people lived in this mining camp. It has been a ghost town since the last resident died in 1939.|
|3||Aspen Community Church||
|200 N. Aspen St.
||Aspen||Aspen's only listed church is this Richardsonian Romanesque built in 1891 by Frederick Albert Hale for a Presbyterian congregation which became Methodist in 1934.|
|700 S. Aspen St.
||Aspen||A single wooden boat remains from the first ski lift built for the Aspen ski area. It is next to now-defunct Ski Lift No. 1, at the time of construction claimed to be the world's longest ski lift.|
|201 W. Francis St.
||Aspen||A Queen Anne Style house built in 1889 for a local lumber dealer was the largest in Aspen at that time and one of the few brick houses in that style.|
|6||Matthew Callahan Log Cabin||
|205 S. 3rd St.
||Aspen||At the core of this expanded house is one of the few remaining original miner's cabins in the city, and the only one from prior to 1885 made of hand-hewn logs.|
|7||Collins Block–Aspen Lumber and Supply||
|204 S. Mill St.
||Aspen||This early 1890s commercial building was the last major construction project in city until the mid-20th century. Its classical decorative touches, including colonnade, are the only ones on any commercial building in the city. Today it is home to the Caribou Club, a popular retreat for Aspen's VIPs.|
|135 E. Cooper Ave.
||Aspen||The unusual projecting northeast corner bay on this 1888 frame Queen Anne miner's house is a unique local design not found in pattern books or other Queen Anne homes in Aspen.|
|9||D.E. Frantz House||
|333 W. Bleeker St.
||Aspen||This 1886 Queen Anne built by a local sawmill owner is only Victorian house in Aspen that retains its original oriel window. The use of the gable to form a side porch roof is also unusual in the city.|
|10||Samuel I. Hallett House||
|432 W. Francis St.
||Aspen||Remnants of an original 1885 log cabin were discovered during a mid-20th-century renovation of this house expanded by a local mine owner.|
|11||Holden Mining and Smelting Co.||
|1000 block of W. State Highway 82
||Aspen||When built in 1891, this lixiviation facility supposedly had the state's highest smokestack. It is now preserved as a museum of ranching and mining.|
|330 E. Main St.
||Aspen||Built by Jerome B. Wheeler in 1889, this Aspen landmark was one of the first buildings west of the Mississippi to have full electric lighting. Its ballroom is the only one in Aspen above ground. In the later 20th century it became one of the city's first celebrity hangouts—Hunter Thompson used the downstairs J-bar as his de facto office during the days, and it hosted an active party and drug scene at night.|
|203 S. Galena St.
||Aspen||This 1891 sandstone commercial building is the only one remaining financed by David Hyman, an early investor in Aspen. It has been used as a gas station and car dealership since then; today it is home to the upscale boutiques that give it and the neighboring Collins Block the nickname "Glitter Gulch".|
|14||Thomas Hynes House||
|303 E. Main St.
||Aspen||Never significantly altered, this 1887 surviving miner's cabin is considered one of the best remaining in the city. It is now a Japanese restaurant.|
|15||Independence and Independence Mill Site||
|On State Highway 82 in White River National Forest
||White River National Forest||Pitkin County's first settlement, established as a mining camp just below Independence Pass in 1879, initially prospered. The gold ran out and the population declined, with all but one leaving during a rough winter 20 years later, leaving a ghost town behind.|
|16||La Fave Block||
|405 S. Hunter St.
||Aspen||This ornate 1888 commercial building is the second-oldest brick one in the city. It was later a ski shop, and is now one of Aspen's most valuable properties.|
|17||Maroon Creek Bridge||
|State Highway 82
||Aspen||The Colorado Midland Railroad built this bridge in 1888 to open rail service to Aspen. Closed in 1929 after railroad's bankruptcy, it was widened and opened for automobile traffic in 1929. It continued to be used in that capacity, the oldest bridge in use on a Colorado highway, until a replacement bridge was built next to it in 2008.|
|18||New Brick–The Brick Saloon||
|420 E. Cooper Ave.
||Aspen||This 1892 saloon, long known as "The Red Onion" is Aspen's oldest operating restaurant.|
|206 Lake Ave.
||Aspen||Until 2013, Jack Nicholson owned this 1890 Shingle Style house, originally called the Judge Shaw House after an earlier owner.|
|About 1 mile south of Redstone on State Highway 133
||Redstone||John C. Osgood built this eclectic blend of Tudor Revival and Swiss chalet style mansion for his company town in 1902. Later it was used as a hotel. In the 2000s it became the first real property sold by the IRS in an online auction. Now known as Redstone Castle.|
|21||Osgood Gamekeeper's Lodge||
|18679 State Highway 133
||Redstone||Details of this Swiss Chalet style residence built in 1901 for the Osgood estate serve both aesthetic and functional purposes.|
|0642 Redstone Boulevard
||Redstone||This 1901 cottage is an intact, surviving example of the many that Osgood built for workers in Redstone.|
|23||Pitkin County Courthouse||
|506 E. Main St.
||Aspen||The statue of Lady Justice in front of this 1890 courthouse depicts her without her usual blindfold. In the later 20th century it was the site of several major events, such as the Claudine Longet murder trial and serial killer Ted Bundy's escape by jumping out a second-story window.|
|24||Redstone Coke Oven Historic District||
|State Highway 133 and Chair Mountain Stables Rd.
||Redstone||Remnants of the coke ovens built by Colorado Fuel and Iron in 1899 are among the few of this type remaining in the West. An ongoing project has restored some to their original appearance.|
|25||Redstone Historic District||
|Roughly along the Crystal River from Hawk Creek to 226 Redstone Boulevard
||Redstone||The core of Redstone is a rare intact example of turn-of-the-century company town in Colorado.|
|0082 Redstone Boulevard
||Redstone||This 1902 Tudor Revival–Swiss Chalet blend was originally a dormitory for unmarried coal miners.|
|27||Riede's City Bakery||
|413 E. Hyman Ave.
||Aspen||Dating to the 1880s, this is one of only two wood frame commercial buildings left in city from original boom years.|
|Mill Street Park
||Aspen||Charles Sheely's 1911 steel truss bridge, one of his few remaining in the state, was moved to Aspen from Carbondale in the 1960s. It was one of the first trusses in Colorado to use rivets.|
|525 N. 2nd St.
||Aspen||An 1890 West End Queen Anne later home to the Aspen Music Festival cofounder, it is only house in that style in the city with an attached tower.|
|320 W. Main St.
||Aspen||Later called the "Christmas tree house", it was built by an early mine owner in 1890. Later it was occupied by the Elisha family, owners of Hotel Jerome in early 20th century. Today it is considered one of the city's finest Queen Annes.|
||Aspen||The only silver mine still operating in Aspen was, in its day, responsible for one-fifth of the country's silver production. Largest silver nugget ever, weighing more than a ton, was mined here in 1890s.|
||Aspen||Established in 1880 to bury an early pioneer, it became the final resting place of many of Aspen's working-class residents through the Depression.|
|33||Davis Waite House||
|234 W. Francis St.
||Aspen||This 1888 Victorian house was the home of Davis H. Waite, one-term governor of Colorado and Aspen Daily Times co-founding publisher.|
|34||Henry Webber House–Pioneer Park||
|442 W. Bleeker St.
||Aspen||The 1885 home of local shoe merchant and mining investor Henry Webber is the only intact Second Empire house in Aspen. Albert Schweitzer stayed in its carriage house in 1949 during his only visit to the U.S.|
|35||Wheeler Opera House||
|330 E. Hyman Ave.
||Aspen||This 1889 sandstone building, Aspen's first listed property, still has a walk-in safe from the original bank on its first floor. The interior was extensively renovated in mid-20th century from a design by Herbert Bayer.|
|620 W. Bleeker St.
||Aspen||This Queen Anne house was built in 1888 by early Aspen entrepreneur Jerome Wheeler. Later it was owned by Walter Paepcke. Since 1969 it has been home to the Aspen Historical Society.|
National Register of Historic Places listings in Pitkin County, Colorado Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.