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Meyer Ranch (Midway House)

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Midway House
1889. 9345 U.S. 285 (NR)

Midway between Denver and Bailey on an old toll road, this way station has evolved into an elegant Queen Anne house with multiple gables, porches, bays, and Carpenter's Gothic trim. The 1870s barn, of hand-hewn log post-and-beam construction with wooden pegs, still stands behind a super-wide garage which houses an airplane. Norman and Ethel Meyer bought this ranch in 1950 and have elegantly restored the two-and-one-half-story clapboard ranch house. Jefferson County Open Space has purchased the ranch to preserve this landmark in its current rural setting.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Meyer Ranch (Midway House)", [Conifer, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-JF43.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 163-163.

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