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Hood Mortuary (Amy House)
Ernest Amy, manager of the San Juan Smelter, hired New York architects and spent $50,000 to build Durango's finest home, hoping to lure his wife west from New York City. Durango newspapers compared it to “a New York City Mansion” and cited it as proof “that Durango is no mushroom city.” Durango's first all-electric house, it had 25-watt light fixtures in every room. Notwithstanding heroic architectural efforts, Amy's wife did not like Durango and persuaded him to go back to New York after the crash of 1893.
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