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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.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 31, 2017.
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Current listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description
1 Armory Hall, Fraternal Hall
A brick building with trapezoidal roof overhanging the sidewalk on its right side at an intersection. Signs say it is at the 100 block of South Galena Street and the 500 block of East Hopkins Avenue.
June 5, 1975
130 S. Galena St.
39°11′23″N 106°49′05″W / 39.18973°N 106.81798°W / 39.18973; -106.81798 (Armory Hall, Fraternal Hall)
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.
2 Ashcroft, Colorado
Four small old wooden houses seen at some distance with high hills in the background.
May 12, 1975
12 miles (19 km) south of Aspen in the White River National Forest
39°03′16″N 106°47′52″W / 39.054444°N 106.797778°W / 39.054444; -106.797778 (Ashcroft, Colorado)
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
An orange stone building with a rounded tower in front and large pointy-arched entrance in the middle, partially obscured by trees on either side. In the front right a white car is parked in the street.
May 12, 1975
200 N. Aspen St.
39°11′32″N 106°49′15″W / 39.19215°N 106.82096°W / 39.19215; -106.82096 (Aspen Community Church)
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.
4 Boat Tow
An L-shaped green open latticework steel structure on a small rise. The long end runs parallel to the ground to where it is supported by two diagonal beams in front of some deciduous trees with light trunks. On the bottom of the middle section is another section housing a large red pulley wheel parallel to the ground. A smaller red pulley and cable can be seen in the top of the short section.
June 22, 1990
700 S. Aspen St.
39°11′14″N 106°49′21″W / 39.18723°N 106.82262°W / 39.18723; -106.82262 (Boat Tow)
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.
5 Bowles–Cooley House
A brick house with green wooden trim, porch and cross-gabled roof with tall brick chimney seen from its front left, with some large shrubs partially obscuring the view.
March 6, 1987
201 W. Francis St.
39°11′38″N 106°49′25″W / 39.19390°N 106.82352°W / 39.19390; -106.82352 (Bowles–Cooley House)
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
An unpainted dark brown wooden house amid tall trees in two sections. The taller one, on the right, has a pointed roof with a small brick chimney rising from the middle.
March 6, 1987
205 S. 3rd St.
39°11′28″N 106°49′37″W / 39.19117°N 106.82695°W / 39.19117; -106.82695 (Matthew Callahan Log Cabin)
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
A two-story brick building on a street corner seen from the opposite corner. It is lit by the sun from the right. At the street the sidewalk is sheltered by a roof supported by round white columns; the building's exterior there is faced in rough stone. Medium-sized trees are planted along the street. At the flat roofline is a wide black and white cornice; in the background at right is a wooded mountaintop.
March 6, 1987
204 S. Mill St.
39°11′22″N 106°49′10″W / 39.18958°N 106.81931°W / 39.18958; -106.81931 (Collins Block–Aspen Lumber and Supply)
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.
8 Dixon–Markle House
A light blue wooden house with pointed roof and a covered white-trimmed porch. There is a square projecting section on the left corner. The view is slightly obscured by trees; at the edges a distant ridgeline can be seen. In the foreground, at the bottom, is a pink stone walk and black iron fence
March 6, 1987
135 E. Cooper Ave.
39°11′19″N 106°49′22″W / 39.18861°N 106.82266°W / 39.18861; -106.82266 (Dixon–Markle House)
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
An ornate pale yellow wooden house with a pointed roofline between two tall evergreen trees. There is a white picket fence in front and a distant ridgeline in the rear.
March 6, 1987
333 W. Bleeker St.
39°11′34″N 106°49′33″W / 39.19267°N 106.82593°W / 39.19267; -106.82593 (D.E. Frantz House)
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
A one-story light blue house with a front porch supported by square pillars, seen from its front right, with some tree branches at the corners. There is a pink flag flying from the pillar closest to the camera. In the distance is a high ridgeline.
March 6, 1987
432 W. Francis St.
39°11′42″N 106°49′35″W / 39.19491°N 106.82646°W / 39.19491; -106.82646 (Samuel I. Hallett House)
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.
A wooden building with a pointed roof between two dirt paths, with some machinery next to it on the right. In the rear left are wooded mountains, and a stand of trees with yellow leaves is on the rear right.
June 22, 1990
1000 block of W. State Highway 82
39°11′34″N 106°50′05″W / 39.19278°N 106.83472°W / 39.19278; -106.83472 (Holden Mining and Smelting Co.)
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.
12 Hotel Jerome
A three-story brick building, seen from its left front across a street with a traffic signal in front, and lit by the sun from its right. It has ornate windows, round-arched at the top, and a decorative wooden shelter at its main entrance. Atop the parapeted roof there is a flagpole.
March 20, 1986
330 E. Main St.
39°11′27″N 106°49′10″W / 39.19097°N 106.81947°W / 39.19097; -106.81947 (Hotel Jerome)
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.
13 Hyman–Brand Building
A two-story light brown stone building on a street corner, with a narrow entrance facing the camera in the center of the image. It is lit by the sun from the left. There are storefronts along both sides at street level; all the windows on the second story . Above the main entrance is an awning with the word "Dior" on it, and above the second-story window a semicircular black plaque with "Brand Building, 1891, Aspen, Colorado" on it in gold letters. An American flag is on a pole above that. In the background is a rocky and forested ridgeline with some cleared areas.
January 18, 1985
203 S. Galena St.
39°11′22″N 106°49′07″W / 39.18944°N 106.81861°W / 39.18944; -106.81861 (Hyman–Brand Building)
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
A small light blue wooden house with dark blue, and in some cases red, trim. There is a small plot with grassy plants and flowers in front, and signs saying "Matsuhisa".
March 6, 1987
303 E. Main St.
39°11′26″N 106°49′13″W / 39.19066°N 106.82025°W / 39.19066; -106.82025 (Thomas Hynes House)
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
Several small wooden buildings in a valley with evergreens and snow-capped mountains in the distance
April 11, 1973
On State Highway 82 in White River National Forest
39°06′23″N 106°36′19″W / 39.10639°N 106.60528°W / 39.10639; -106.60528 (Independence and Independence Mill Site)
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
A two-story yellow brick building on the corner of Hunter and Cooper streets with purple and green trim. A pointed section above the roof has "1888" in large letters written on it. In the rear, at the top of the image, is a wooded, rocky ridgeline.
March 6, 1987
405 S. Hunter St.
39°11′15″N 106°49′05″W / 39.18762°N 106.81801°W / 39.18762; -106.81801 (La Fave Block)
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
An old metal bridge across a grassy, wooded gorge, seen from its right. Diagonal supports go down below the bridge. There is a wooded mountain in the background.
February 4, 1985
State Highway 82
39°12′04″N 106°50′57″W / 39.20111°N 106.84917°W / 39.20111; -106.84917 (Maroon Creek Bridge)
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
A narrow three-story red brick building with ornate black trim, connected to lower buildings on either side, seen from its right, with tree branches entering the frame from either side. The words "Red Onion" are in vertical gold lettering on the right side. In front are tables with red umbrellas and people seated around them.
March 6, 1987
420 E. Cooper Ave.
39°11′18″N 106°49′10″W / 39.18824°N 106.81932°W / 39.18824; -106.81932 (New Brick–The Brick Saloon)
Aspen This 1892 saloon, long known as "The Red Onion" is Aspen's oldest operating restaurant.
19 Newberry House
A green wooden house with white trim and two pointed roofs.
March 6, 1987
206 Lake Ave.
39°11′42″N 106°49′22″W / 39.19503°N 106.82284°W / 39.19503; -106.82284 (Newberry House)
Aspen Until 2013, Jack Nicholson owned this 1890 Shingle Style house, originally called the Judge Shaw House after an earlier owner.
20 Osgood Castle
An elaborate stone and wood building with many peaked roofs and chimneys with a wooded hill behind it.
June 28, 1971
About 1 mile south of Redstone on State Highway 133
39°10′09″N 107°14′29″W / 39.16917°N 107.24152°W / 39.16917; -107.24152 (Osgood Castle)
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
A dark brown two-story wooden house with white wooden trim and a pointed roof amid some tall trees.
July 19, 1989
18679 State Highway 133
39°10′14″N 107°14′42″W / 39.17063°N 107.24506°W / 39.17063; -107.24506 (Osgood Gamekeeper's Lodge)
Redstone Details of this Swiss Chalet style residence built in 1901 for the Osgood estate serve both aesthetic and functional purposes.
22 Osgood–Kuhnhausen House
A one-story tan and pink house with a pyramidal beige roof in a wooded setting. The trees in front have yellow autumn leaves
August 18, 1983
0642 Redstone Boulevard
39°11′14″N 107°14′05″W / 39.18718°N 107.23463°W / 39.18718; -107.23463 (Osgood–Kuhnhausen House)
Redstone This 1901 cottage is an intact, surviving example of the many that Osgood built for workers in Redstone.
23 Pitkin County Courthouse
An ornately decorated brick building with a multicolored tiled lightly peaked roof and a central tower, also ornate. There are small trees in front. On a small projection from the front is a silvery statue of a woman.
May 12, 1975
506 E. Main St.
39°11′26″N 106°49′03″W / 39.19063°N 106.81756°W / 39.19063; -106.81756 (Pitkin County Courthouse)
Aspen The statue of Lady Justice in front of this 1890 courthouse depicts her without her usual blindfold.
24 Redstone Coke Oven Historic District
Round stone structures with large openings on the left built into a grassy hillside behind a wooden fence. There is a snow-capped mountain in the rear.
February 7, 1990
State Highway 133 and Chair Mountain Stables Rd.
39°10′52″N 107°14′29″W / 39.18111°N 107.24139°W / 39.18111; -107.24139 (Redstone Coke Oven Historic District)
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
A colorful one-and-a-half-story wooden building with a pointed wooden shingled roof and large signs on the front and in front reading "Redstone General Store". There are some old gas pumps out front. To the left is another house in a mixture of colors.
July 19, 1989
Roughly along the Crystal River from Hawk Creek to 226 Redstone Boulevard
39°10′51″N 107°14′22″W / 39.18083°N 107.23944°W / 39.18083; -107.23944 (Redstone Historic District)
Redstone The core of Redstone is a rare intact example of turn-of-the-century company town in Colorado.
26 Redstone Inn
An ornate two-story building with a central clock tower and red roof in the rear of the left side of the image. On the right is a large sign in the foregrounds with "Redstone Inn" in large gothic letters, "Historic Landmark" in smaller type above it, and "Restaurant & Bar" below
March 27, 1980
0082 Redstone Boulevard
39°10′49″N 107°14′23″W / 39.18018°N 107.23978°W / 39.18018; -107.23978 (Redstone Inn)
Redstone This 1902 Tudor Revival–Swiss Chalet blend was originally a dormitory for unmarried coal miners.
27 Riede's City Bakery
An off-white wooden building attached to a brick building on the left and a slightly similar building on the right, seen at an angle to the right. At street level is a storefront for "Noori's Collection" with carpets and statues displayed in front. Above it is a plain wooden front between two bracketed wooden projections.
March 6, 1987
413 E. Hyman Ave.
39°11′20″N 106°49′10″W / 39.18883°N 106.81942°W / 39.18883; -106.81942 (Riede's City Bakery)
Aspen Dating to the 1880s, this is one of only two wood frame commercial buildings left in city from original boom years.
28 Sheely Bridge
A short dark metallic bridge with rectilinear and diagonal elements over a stream with woods on either side and a wooded mountain in the background
February 4, 1985
Mill Street Park
39°11′35″N 106°49′02″W / 39.19313°N 106.81714°W / 39.19313; -106.81714 (Sheely Bridge)
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.
29 Shilling–Lamb House
A wooden house with a conical tower in front. There is a tall tree on the left, and many shrubs in front, behind an unpainted wooden picket fence and overgrown grass
March 6, 1987
525 N. 2nd St.
39°11′43″N 106°49′27″W / 39.19532°N 106.82415°W / 39.19532; -106.82415 (Shilling–Lamb House)
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.
30 Smith–Elisha House
A large wooden house, yellow and orange with green trim and many projecting gables
January 19, 1989
320 W. Main St.
39°11′32″N 106°49′33″W / 39.19224°N 106.82579°W / 39.19224; -106.82579 (Smith–Elisha House)
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.
31 Smuggler Mine
A wooded slope with two large bare patches of loose rock visible. At the bottom of the image are some vehicles and old temporary buildings. In the middle between the two are some wooden buildings and a flagpole with the American flag
May 18, 1987
Smuggler Mountain
39°11′34″N 106°48′24″W / 39.19273°N 106.80671°W / 39.19273; -106.80671 (Smuggler Mine)
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.
32 Ute Cemetery
A square rusticated stone marker on a pedestal next to an evergreen tree in a grassy area with a low metal fence around it. In the background is a wooded ridgeline.
April 1, 2002
Ute Ave.
39°10′55″N 106°48′44″W / 39.18194°N 106.81222°W / 39.18194; -106.81222 (Ute Cemetery)
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
A blue wooden house with cream-colored trim, a pointed roof and a small porch with decorative wooden trim
March 6, 1987
234 W. Francis St.
39°11′40″N 106°49′27″W / 39.19439°N 106.82410°W / 39.19439; -106.82410 (Davis Waite House)
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
A two-story house of painted beige brick on the first story with a steeply-angled dark brown shingled roof on top from which three dormer windows project, the middle one from a slightly projecting trapezoid. The ground floor has two identical projecting bay windows, with a double wooden door in the middle atop a short flight of brick steps. Flowerpots hang from the roof and there are two small figurines on the porch. In front is an iron fence, lamppost, and flowers. At the right is part of a tree trunk, with part of an evergreen on the left.
March 6, 1987
442 W. Bleeker St.
39°11′36″N 106°49′36″W / 39.19330°N 106.82677°W / 39.19330; -106.82677 (Henry Webber House–Pioneer Park)
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
A three-story orange stone building on a slightly curved street corner, lit by sun from the right. The windows at street level have awnings; those at the top are in rounded arches. The face of the building on the left has a small pointed top at the roof. At street level an awning on that face has "Wheeler Opera House" on it; the word "Bank" is carved into the stone on the corner face above an awning with "Bentley's" written on it.
August 21, 1972
330 E. Hyman Ave.
39°11′22″N 106°49′12″W / 39.18933°N 106.81995°W / 39.18933; -106.81995 (Wheeler Opera House)
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.
36 Wheeler–Stallard House
An ornate brick house with a gabled section projecting at the left and a hipped roof on the main section behind it. The doors, windows and porch have detailed wooden trim painted red, yellow and green.
May 30, 1975
620 W. Bleeker St.
39°11′38″N 106°49′44″W / 39.19386°N 106.82902°W / 39.19386; -106.82902 (Wheeler–Stallard House)
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.
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