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Gillis House

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1878. 106 Ruxton Ave.

Symmetrical porches and dormers flanking a central, protruding bay enhance this modest frame duplex. Details such as the clapboard first level, decorative shingles, and bracketed second-story bay window in the central bay are typical of the many Manitou Springs houses built by Angus, Archibald, and James Gillis. A planing mill they built in 1888 supplied lumber and decorative trim for their many projects. This house is said to be a reproduction of their family home in Nova Scotia.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Gillis House", [Manitou Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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