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Tabor House

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1877. 116 E. 5th St.

Horace Austin Warner Tabor became Leadville's mayor and most famous citizen following a propitious grubstake that paid off with the Little Pittsburg mine. He lived with his first wife, Augusta, in this two-story clapboard cottage, moved here in 1879 so that the Tabor Opera House could be constructed on its original site. A narrow saw-tooth molding runs around the eaves and up into the front gable, where it culminates in a turned pendant at the roof peak. Triangular pediments top the narrow windows, and a mansard bay extends from the front gable end. The dwelling was restored in 1952 as a house museum.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Tabor House", [Leadville, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-LK17.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 364-365.

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