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Bowen Mansion

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1892, Francis W. Cooper. 229 W. 12th St. (northeast corner of Court St.) (NR)
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

Thomas Bowen, a lawyer, judge, and U.S. senator, built this asymmetrical, three-story dwelling of red brick trimmed with sandstone and undulating shingle. A corner tower with a bell-shaped roof, fluted chimneys, and a steep, multigabled roofline give this Queen Anne house a verticality that keeps it competitive with larger nonresidential structures downtown, where it is a rare survivor of a once elegant residential neighborhood.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Bowen Mansion", [Pueblo, 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, 318-318.

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