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Summit Historical Museum (Dillon Schoolhouse)

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Dillon Schoolhouse
1883. 403 E. LaBonte St.

Used as a church after its 1910 retirement as a school, this clapboard schoolhouse crowned by an open bell tower with a shingled, flared roof was relocated here in 1961. Recycled as a museum and home for the Summit Historical Society, it is furnished with such antique tools of the trade as McGuffey readers and McGuffey desks. The school sits beside two relics moved from nearby Keystone, the one-and-one-half-story log Myers Ranch House (1885) and a 14-by-18-foot “honeymoon cabin” (1930s), which originally sat along U.S. 6.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Summit Historical Museum (Dillon Schoolhouse)", [Dillon, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-ST24.

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Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 464-464.

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