Located 17 miles southwest of Denver along the Cherry Creek trail, this gold rush–era roadhouse and stage station began as a one-story hewn log inn. It was enlarged to two stories and clapboarded during the 1870s. The L-shaped addition on the northwest dates from the 1920s. The large cottonwood next to the house was supposedly planted to hide the grave of a murdered man. Unkempt, the building is threatened by surrounding development.
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Seventeen Mile House
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