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Everhardt-Herzman Ranch

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1861. 1994, restoration, Edward D. White, Jr. 6309 Lone Peak Dr., 4.5 miles southeast of Evergreen Lake (NR)

In the middle of an open meadow stands one of the oldest ranch houses in Colorado. Johnny Everhardt, a logger, built the hewn log cabin with simple notched corners cut flush to accommodate clapboarding which was never applied. Chinking between logs is augmented on the interior walls by the use of ponderosa saplings. The double-crib horse barn and hayloft are 1860s buildings of closely spaced round logs with saddle-notched corners. They were joined by a common roof about 1870. Among the nine historic ranch structures are a hand-dug, stone-lined well; a bunk-house; a log turkey shed; a root cellar foundation; and the ruins of an antique logging truck. Sometime after Everhardt filed a claim on the site in 1872, he sold the cabin to Charles and Matilda Herzman. The ranch remained in the Herzman family for almost a century. Owners John and Dorothy Hall began restoration in the early 1990s along lines suggested by Denver preservationist and architect Edward White.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Everhardt-Herzman Ranch", [Evergreen, 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, 165-166.

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