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Ryder-Hall House

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1885. 178 U.S. Forest Service Rd. 502, on the west side of East Willow Creek in North Creede

Prospector Haskell Ryder constructed what is purportedly the oldest house in town. It is a front-gable, hewn log cabin with sheet metal roofing and improvised log and frame outbuildings snuggled into a rock cliff along East Willow Creek. The poet Walter Hall and his wife Nancy later lived here and tried to promote Creede as a haven for artists, writers, and actors. The dirt road continues up the creek past ruins of mines, including the Holy Moses, 2 miles up the canyon, on a 17-mile self-guided tour of the Bachelor Historic District.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Ryder-Hall House", [Creede, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-ML13.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 435-435.

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