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Potter Highlands Historic District

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Zuni St. to Federal Blvd. between W. 32nd and W. 38th aves. (NRD)

This large district of 667 buildings is a fairly intact ensemble of late Victorian dwellings. Planting strips and flagstone sidewalks front evenly set-back homes. Large Victorian residences, like the Mouat House, now the Lumber Baron Bed and Breakfast ( DV187.1; 1890; 1994 restoration, David Anderson), 2555 West 37th Avenue, and the Sayre-Brodie House ( DV187.2; 1886), 3631 Eliot Street, advertised Mouat's lumber company and Brodie's Lyons sandstone business. Interspersed are plainer Queen Anne examples, as well as four-squares, classical cottages, bungalows, and a few frame Farm-houses. The Edbrooke Four-Squares ( DV187.3; c. 1904, Frank E. Edbrooke), 2501, 2511, 2519, and 2525 West 32nd Avenue, were constructed as a family complex for John W. Prout, a mining man and geologist in the first graduating class of the Colorado School of Mines. The small rear yards were joined and had a common carriage lot and driveway, which helps to explain the lack of garages. These early four-squares, with little ornamentation other than the Tuscan porch columns and bracketed cornices, represent Edbrooke's shift from embellished Victorian designs to Neoclassicism.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel

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