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Farr House

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1890. 208 Elm Ave.

W. J. Farr, Eaton's first mayor (1902–1903) and proprietor of the Owl Creek Ranch and cattle feedlot, had this two-story Shingle Style frame dwelling built for his family. Prominent gables on front and sides are finished in decorative shingle patterns, and a bracketed hood above three second-story windows in the front gable brings the upper peak out flush with the eaves. Paired first-floor bay windows are hidden behind the enclosed front porch. A polygonal oriel on the left side houses the stair landing. The carriage house at the rear has an unusual double four-gabled roof.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Farr House", [Eaton, 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, 248-248.

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