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Avery House

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1879, Franklin C. Avery. 328 W. Mountain Ave. (near northwest corner of Meldrum St.) (NR)

Franklin Avery, who laid out Fort Collins, may have designed his own house from a pattern book, although architect Montezuma Fuller worked on matching additions. One-foot-thick walls of rough-faced tan sandstone quarried near Bellvue are trimmed in red sandstone. This Chateauesque cottage has tall chimneys and a high gable roof with bargeboard eaves, a conical-roofed turret, and a porch with sandstone balusters and pillars. The carriage house echoes the exuberance of the style in diminished scale. Avery's cottage is restored on a quarter-block site, shared by a gazebo rebuilt to Avery's original design and a rough-faced sandstone fountain. With sympathetic additions over the years, it is now the Avery House Museum.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Avery House", [Fort Collins, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 231-232.

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