You are here

Big Horn Ranch

-A A +A
1903. 1 mile west of Cowdrey on Jackson County 6W along the Union Pacific Railroad and North Platte River

Colorado industrial tycoon Charles Boettcher established this ranch in 1903. The most conspicuous building is one of the largest stock barns in the West, a 100-footlong, L-shaped frame barn with a red-painted exterior under a gambrel roof. The loft accommodated community dances and parties. The Big Horn Land and Cattle Company, a 100,000-acre spread, is one of the state's largest and best-known outfits. This well-kept complex in a verdant meadow along the North Platte includes a hewn log cabin among numerous frame outbuildings.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Thomas J. Noel, "Big Horn Ranch", [, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-JC04.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 221-221.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,