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Tarado Mansion (Adams Hotel)

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Adams Hotel
1907, Minnie Adams; relocated and remodeled. Southwest corner of I-70 Arriba exit and Colorado 63

A primitive vernacular replica of Mount Vernon, this hostelry began life as Minnie Adams's boarding house, with twenty-two rooms, each barely large enough for a single bed and a closet. After I-70 bypassed the hotel, the owners dismantled and moved it piece by piece to the interstate exit. Originally L-shaped, it was reestablished on a new rectangular concrete foundation with a basement. Its one-story wings at either end faintly echo the arcaded wings at Mount Vernon. Six massive, square, two-story porch columns ape the plantation style, and a hexagonal cupola copycats Mount Vernon's crowning element. Instead of third-story dormers on the shallow hipped roof, the Arriba model has an oversized wooden roof cresting. It has been renamed Tarado (Tara of Colorado).

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Citation

Thomas J. Noel, "Tarado Mansion (Adams Hotel)", [Arriba, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-LN04.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 268-269.

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