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Settle House

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1860s. 305 San Juan Ave.

Andrew Settle's U-shaped, single-story Territorial adobe house, said to have been built as a fort, may have been the first dwelling in town. Four entrances open onto the porch that wraps the north facade. The porch columns have Eastlake brackets under the eaves. The thick walls and multiple entrances are traditional adobe design elements, now clad in concrete, although the hipped roof, with antefixes, scroll finials, and four corbeled red brick chimneys, is definitely European in inspiration.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Settle House", [Saguache, 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, 439-439.

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