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Kauffman House Museum

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1892, Ezra Kauffman. 407 Pitkin St. (northwest corner of Lake Ave.) (NR)

Ezra Kauffman, an expert log cabin builder, practiced his craft on many cabins around Grand Lake. He sawed and hewed the logs by hand, leaving a rounded bark exterior but an inside wall so smooth it could be papered. In his own house, tin cans were tacked over the cracks in the chinking to improve insulation. The original square, two-story house has several additions and a large front porch. Kauffman made it both his home and a hotel until his death in 1920. In 1973 it became the museum and office of the Grand Lake Area Historical Society.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Kauffman House Museum", [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, 455-455.

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