Winfield Scott Stratton used his Cripple Creek gold fortune to build this haven for the elderly poor named in honor of his father. The wrought iron entry gates carry a bronze tablet with the inscription “In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (Matthew 25:40).” Vast, landscaped grounds are settings for handsome stucco Mediterranean-style villas such as Washington Hall and Independence Hall (both 1913) and eleven other structures.
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