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Webber-Paepcke House

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1885. 442 W. Bleeker St. (NR)

This Second Empire home, in a block-long willow grove known as Pioneer Park, was built by Henry Webber, a shoe salesman who became a prominent businessman and a mayor of Aspen. His career was unhampered by rumors about the poisoning of his wife that circulated shortly before he married his niece. The Paepckes purchased the one-story brick mansard-roofed house as a summer home in 1945 and used the matching, attached carriage house to accommodate guest celebrities such as Albert Schweitzer and Walter Gropius.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Webber-Paepcke 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, 493-493.

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