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Oh the Irony detail1

I first saw this home in downtown Colorado Springs online, on housecrazy.


It looks so regal, this house of stone. I thought there must be a good story about the early owners.


So here it is: the first owner of record for this stone sentinel, this monument to masonry, was none other than…..a lumber dealer!


While county records show the house as being built in 1895, the earliest records of ownership are in 1902 for lumber man Henry C. Gill and his wife Jane. The couple lived in this house, and in Colorado Springs, for eight years, until 1910. They don’t seem to have had any children together. When they left the house on High Street, and Colorado Springs, they headed north to Denver where Henry worked as “landlord of a resort hotel.”


The house is currently for sale, and housecrazy has information from the listing, and photos of the interior posted.


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Taken on February 28, 2012