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Baca House Museum

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1870. E. Main St. (southeast corner of Chestnut St.) (NR)
  • Baca House Museum (Colorado Historical Society)

Merchant and mill owner John S. Hough built this house, which was sold a year later to early settler Felipe Baca, a rancher and state senator. The two-story adobe house, the town's oldest residence, has characteristically thick walls but incorporates a Territorial Style frame hipped roof, pedimented windows, and shutters, and a balustraded front porch. At the rear is an adobe barn, now the Pioneer Museum. With the neighboring Bloom Mansion, it is part of a full block of property acquired in the early 1960s for a museum complex operated by the Colorado Historical Society.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Baca House Museum", [Trinidad, 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, 378-379.

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