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Ouray County Poorhouse

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1892. 5 miles north of Ouray, northeast corner of Cutler Creek and U.S. 550 at Bar C Ranch

George Jackson built his three-story red brick house in the Second Empire style, using light stone for the elaborate quoins and window treatment. Various porches, large bays, and attic rooms under a mansard roof made it large enough to be converted in 1914 to the county poor farm, which housed indigents. Now a vacant relic, it seems forgotten in a grove of trees inside a horse pasture.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Ouray County Poorhouse", [Ridgway, 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, 570-570.

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