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Rooney Ranch

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1860, Alexander Rooney. Rooney Rd. and W. Alameda Pkwy. (NR)

Rancher and stonemason Alexander Rooney constructed many of the fourteen structures on this 200-acre ranch, still owned by his descendants. Alexander built the two-story, front-gabled main house (1860) with 18-inch-thick walls of native sandstone quarried from the hogback behind the house. A small springhouse (1860s), barn (1890, enlarged 1936) with a gambrel roof, and other outbuildings are made of uncoursed rubblestone with uniform asphalt roofs.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Rooney Ranch", [Morrison, 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, 157-157.

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