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Briggle House

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1896. 104 N. Harris St.

William Harrison Briggle, a cashier at the Engle Brothers Exchange Bank, and his bride Kathleen built this Victorian frame cottage around a one-room, hewn log cabin that is now the south parlor. Some semicircular windows still contain the original wavy glass. The house was the Mars Hotel, a crash pad for hippies, during the 1970s, before its restoration as a house museum by the Summit Historical Society. The Briggle House stands next to the Alice G. Milne Memorial Park (1991, Baker + Hogan Associates), featuring an 1880 clapboarded log house with newspaper insulation and the original icebox; the tiny board-and-batten Eberlein House (1877); and a Carpenter's Gothic outhouse.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Briggle House", [Breckenridge, 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, 462-463.

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