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Abriendo Inn (Walter House)

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Walter House
1908, 1912, P. C. Pape?. 300 W. Abriendo Ave. (at Jackson St.) (NR)
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

Martin Walter's unusually large and elaborately detailed four-square has that form's typical hipped roof with central dormers and broad, bracketed eaves above a dentil bed molding. The full-length front porch, supported by ornate Ionic columns, extends beyond the house to frame the driveway entrance in a porte-cochère. Walter and his two brothers came from Germany to establish Walter's Brewery, which, at its high point, distributed twenty-seven different brands of beer in seven western states. The brewery closed in 1975, and much of it has been destroyed. The house reopened in 1989 as a bed and breakfast with many original interior fixtures.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Abriendo Inn (Walter House)", [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, 325-325.

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