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1896. 509 Leon St. (southwest corner of 5th St.) (NR)

Alfred Rufus King, a judge and mayor of Delta, built this 3,000-square-foot clapboard Queen Anne dwelling with gabled bays atop Garnet Mesa. A pedimented entry porch has slender classical columns and a turned balustrade. The paneled front door has leaded windows and a stained glass transom. Atop the porch is a smaller screened porch with fishscale shingles and decorative barge-board and gable ornament. The interior has ornate hardware and wood moldings with designs of acorns, flowers, and crescents. Eastlake scrolled details on the staircase are highlighted by stained glass in a prominent circular balcony alcove. Some modifications date from 1910–1922, when the house was used as a hospital after the Kings moved to Denver.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel

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