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Bouvier-Lathrop House

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1890, Robert G. Balcomb and Eugene R. Rice. 1600 Emerson (northeast corner of E. 16th Ave.) (NR)
  • (Damie Stillman)

The fussy facade of this eclectic brick creation bulges beyond the insistent rectangle of the plan and the rusticated stone corseting. Robert Balcomb, a carpenter, came to Denver in 1885 and joined Eugene Rice the following year in a partnership to design and construct residential buildings. Rice, trained in architecture at Cornell University, set up his own practice in 1897. Next door, at 1610 Emerson, Balcomb and Rice also designed the Flower-Vaile House (1889) (NR). Its three stories of pressed brick with stone trim rise above a rusticated stone base in another weighty Queen Anne embodiment of opulence.

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Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Bouvier-Lathrop House", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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