The dry, sunny Colorado climate attracted more settlers than even the gold and silver rushes. One of the most innovative designs for tuberculosis patients was these single-story homes featuring screened porches where patients—or anyone exposed to tuberculosis—slept in the fresh air. Subsequent owners have enclosed the sleeping porches of a floor plan that was surprisingly modern, with all rooms opening off a central space with a single, central fireplace. Ten-foot ceilings, many windows, and large doorways made for a bright, open house, in contrast to the bungalows being built at the same time. Other examples of dramatically updated “TB houses” are at 721, 920, and 928 Newport Street.
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