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Grand Lake Cottage Camp

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c. 1917. 820 Grand Ave. (southeast corner of Vine St.)

This primeval motel is a long, narrow, slabsided shed with covered stalls for autos alternating with four tiny court units. Georgia Estlick, who had a home nearby, ran the pioneer auto camp. Her father, contractor Preston H. Smith, whose clapboard carpenter shop survives at 401 Ellsworth (northwest corner of Lake Avenue), may have been the builder.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Grand Lake Cottage Camp", [Grand Lake, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 454-454.

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