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Red Crags

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1889, Henry Van Brunt. 302 El Paso Blvd. (northwest corner of Rockledge Lane)

Rising in a fine example of the Shingle Style four stories above its red sandstone foundation, this house commands a south-facing slope overlooking Manitou Springs. Shingled walls are pierced by large arched windows and several decks. Commissioned by William Bell to house potential investors, it is now a bed and breakfast.

Henry Van Brunt, who designed several buildings at Harvard University and in Cambridge, Massachusetts, moved his practice to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1886 and established a reputation for fine residential design. He also designed several stations for the Union Pacific Railroad, served as national AIA president in 1899, and wrote many articles relating to his profession.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel

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