Stonemason Lars Kemoe started this house with its two-story tower and facade of large, rough-faced sandstone blocks and lighter sandstone trim. Even the chimney and tower cornice are built in the handsome stone. Charles Andrews, co-founder of the Poudre Valley National Bank, bought the house and had Montezuma Fuller complete it. Third owner Jesse Harris, real estate developer and horse breeder, sold the house in 1899 to Dr. P. J. McHugh. McHugh converted the two-story stone carriage house into a private hospital, which he operated until his death in 1920. As both Harris and McHugh were mayors of Fort Collins, the house is sometimes called “The House of Mayors.”
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