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Atkinson-Sardy House

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c. 1892. 1980s, restoration and additions, Harry Teague. 128 E. Main St. (northeast corner of Aspen Ave.)

John W. Atkinson, who owned a brickyard at the base of Red Mountain, built his Queen Anne Style residence with walls four bricks thick. A widow's walk pokes through the cross-gabled, hipped roof beside a south side second-story porch with a bell-shaped cap. A round tower in the northwest corner borders the porch over the entry. Thomas J. Sardy, who ran a furniture store and mortuary discreetly separated by a curtain, bought the house in 1945. He worked with the Paepckes on Aspen's rejuvenation, helping to build the airport named for him. Harry Teague added a twenty-room “carriage house.” This spirited but sympathetic Neo-Queen-Anne addition uses similar red brick, sandstone trim, and shingled gable and bay ends to transform the corner property into a hotel screened by the exquisitely maintained house, garden, and evergreen trees.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Atkinson-Sardy House", [Aspen, 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, 492-492.

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