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Hanchett Building

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1890, Silas Hanchett, builder. 1431–1435 Miner St.

The most imposing facade in town consists of large display windows with patterned sill plates and a recessed doorway framed by cast iron pilasters from the Colorado Iron Works in Denver. Arched second-story windows have stained glass lunettes. A high metal cornice has ornate end brackets and a decorated frieze beneath a central pediment. Hanchett made his money from the Lamartine Mine and constructed this building as income property, while living in the two-and-one-half-story brick house at 1003 Colorado Boulevard (1890).

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Hanchett Building", [Idaho Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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