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Olmsted House

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1892, David W. Dryden? 1460 High St.

A great gambrel gable with an arched cutout for a Palladian window soars over one corner of this exuberant pile. A smaller gable frames a round-arched balcony window. The asymmetrical, two-story tan brick dwelling has a rough sandstone base and a shingled superstructure. Clarence H. Olmsted's eclectic Dutch Colonial is on a block of jolly Victorians, including the Bohm Mansion (1895), now the Holiday Chalet Hotel Apartments, 1820 East Colfax Avenue. The Holiday Chalet is the largest of these extravaganzas, a sprawling, asymmetrical, three-story mansion with unusual stepped parapets that suggest the Jacobethan Revival.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel

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