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Cliff House Lodge

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1873, George Morrison. 121 Stone St. (corner of Mt. Vernon Ave.)
  • Cliff House Lodge (Tom Noel)

Stonemason and quarry owner George Morrison built this two-story family home with red and white sandstone in a smooth ashlar forming two-foot-thick walls. Details include arches, dentils, and a pediment on the slightly pitched front gable. An attached house in rough-faced red sandstone has matching sills and roofline. After Morrison's death in 1895, James Swanson converted the two houses to the Cliff House hotel. Now operated as a bed and breakfast, this double house is in fine condition amid dense, attractive landscaping.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Cliff House Lodge", [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, 161-161.

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