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Elk Mountain Lodge (CF&I Boarding House)

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CF&I Boarding House
1919. 200 Gothic Ave. (northwest corner of 2nd St.)

Until the 1950s some sixty-five coal miners lived in this rectangular, two-story stuccoed concrete building with a concrete foundation and a metal hipped roof. A full-width enclosed porch now wraps around the southeast corner, and a newer shed addition lies on the east. The lack of trim and detail suggests the utilitarian origins of what has become a tourist lodge.

Other company housing immediately to the west includes two stuccoed concrete-block supervisors' houses (1922), with hipped and truncated metal roofs. Four front-gabled frame bungalows (1926) have clapboard siding and square-cut wood shingles in the gable ends. All but one have lost their recessed, full-width front porches.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Elk Mountain Lodge (CF&I Boarding House)", [Crested Butte, 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, 542-542.

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