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Pitkin Place Historic Residential District

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1891–1911, George W. Roe and E. W. Shutt. 302–326 W. Pitkin Ave. (NRD)
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

This row of seven Victorian residences adorns the avenue named for Colorado governor Frederick W. Pitkin, who retired to Pueblo in 1883. Pitkin helped develop this subdivision for wealthy Puebloans, including many associated with the steel industry. Subtly repeated design elements—pink stone, decorative shingling, brick, and roof textures, as well as similar setbacks and massing—give harmony to the block. The houses are also similar in their stone archways, arch-topped windows, Doric columns, and chimney style and placement. The exception is the sixth home, a 1911 bungalow, one of the earliest in the region. Because of its scale, height, and columned veranda it fits pleasingly into the block.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Pitkin Place Historic Residential District", [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, 324-324.

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