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Dyer House

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c. 1875, Samuel Dyer, builder. 208 Cantril St. (northeast corner of 2nd St.)

One of the oldest clapboard structures in town was built by the son of Father John Dyer, the famed pioneer Methodist preacher. The middle section, with modified shed roof and triangular dormer, was the first of three stages. The front section, with high gable roof and a porch with decorative bracketed beams, came next, and finally a rear addition that now contains a kitchen and bath. A 35-foot-deep well under a screen trap door on the back porch supplied water, and the stone outbuilding near the back door stored milk, meat, and coal.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Dyer House", [Castle Rock, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-DA11.

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