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Victorian Veranda Bed and Breakfast (Smillie House)

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Smillie House
1894. 515 Cheyenne Ave.

Rancher and hardware store owner Jack W. Smillie built this two-story clapboarded frame house with Carpenter's Gothic detailing. Its irregular plan, steep roof, balconies, bays, and wrap-around veranda epitomize the Queen Anne Style. During the 1930s, it was nicknamed the “Beehive House” because some thirty-five people lived here. Restored and opened in 1989 as a bed and breakfast, it has the original wood-work and many antiques, including some fine Eastlake pieces.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Victorian Veranda Bed and Breakfast (Smillie 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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