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3rd Avenue Residential District

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3rd Ave. between E. 5th and 15th sts. (NRD)

Durango's historic residential district is a veritable catalog of 1880s to 1920s homes, ranging from mansions such as the Amy House ( LP12.3), the neighboring Wilson-Perking House (1892), and the fine, half-timbered, two-story Craftsman house at 1215 3rd Avenue, to modest cottages and bungalows such as saloonkeeper James Barrie's house (c. 1885), 1131 3rd Avenue, with a later metal roof and asbestos siding that do not conceal the graceful shape of the original cottage. Third Avenue is a tree-lined parkway with a median, generous setbacks, and planting strips that has generally inspired attractive landscaping of even the most modest dwellings.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "3rd Avenue Residential District", [Durango, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-LP12.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 558-558.

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