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Hanson's Castle (7X Ranch)

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7X Ranch
1905. 4 miles west of Hotchkiss on Colorado 92, turn right on Delta County 3100 and go 7 miles up Leroux Creek

Neo-Romanesque and Queen Anne elements dress up this ranch house of rough-faced local gray sandstone with red sandstone trim. The round tower with conical roof, second-story balcony, arched windows with voussoirs of contrasting stone, and roof-top balustrade gained this two-story square house local fame as a “castle.” Now a private Hereford cattle ranch, the site includes an old two-story bunk-house.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Hanson's Castle (7X Ranch)", [Hotchkiss, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-DT16.

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