You are here

Murr House

-A A +A
1926. 639 N. 7th St.

The Murr House, although in the Craftsman style, departs somewhat from more standard designs in being built on pilings and including bedrooms on the first floor, eliminating the foyer, and moving the stairway to the rear of the house. The Flemish bond pattern of the brick (alternating headers and stretchers in each row) creates air space for insulation within the walls. Joints between the bricks are raked to create high relief. The intersecting gables are half timbered and roofed with the original slate.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Murr House", [Grand Junction, 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, 507-508.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,