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Maxwell House

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1867; 1890–1891. 409 4th St.

This encyclopedic example of High Victorian gingerbread is one of Colorado's most photographed homes. A multihued paint job highlights the profuse detail. Originally this was the simple frame house of grocer B. F. Potter. Frank A. Maxwell, a later owner, added the front section, wings, and much of the decorative trim in 1890–1891. He also added a third-story tower, balconied porch, and second-story dormers to complete this exuberant example of the Second Empire style.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Maxwell House", [Georgetown, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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