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Holly Land and Cattle Company Buildings

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1880s. South end of Main St.

The town of Holly grew up around this ranch headquarters, a three-story masonry building with a shingled mansard roof that was then the largest building in town. A two-story gabled and dormered ranch house of native sandstone and a barn, both south of the tracks, are remnants of a huge ranch that supported some 15,000 cattle. Also on the south end of Main Street is the vacant AT&SF depot, the Santa Fe's standard smalltown design blending Mission and Prairie Style elements in red brick with terracotta trim.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Holly Land and Cattle Company Buildings", [Holly, 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, 386-386.

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