Architecture

Architecture Styles – Dutch Colonial Revival

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Dutch Colonial Revival is a subtype of Colonial Revival. Between 1880-1910, a small number of Colonial Revival structures were being built. However, beginning in 1910-1930, it became a dominant architecture style. The Dutch Colonial architecture style derived from American settlers hailing from the Netherlands. It was popular from the 1600s until the 1800s. The most […]

Museum Blog

Adelaide

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Up along Phantom Canyon sits a ghost town named Adelaide. It suffered when the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad tracks were washed out, leading to the closure of the company. However, this wasn’t the first cloudburst[1] to bring devastation to Adelaide. On August 1, 1895, the Rocky Mountain News reported that a cloudburst had swept […]

Black History Month

The Holliday Family

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Clabe (possibly Clay) Holliday and his wife, Mary, moved to Cañon City around 1902. The city directory of that year lists Clabe as a porter at the Strathmore, with a residence at 423 N. 5th Street. The couple may have been separated by 1905 as they are listed at different addresses. Clabe was living at […]

Architecture

Architecture Styles – Gothic

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This blog will cover two styles of gothic architecture: Gothic Revival and Collegiate Gothic.   Gothic Revival began in England in the mid-1700s when wealthy landowners began styling their country houses after medieval structures. The style was popularized in America by architects Alexander Jackson Davis and Andrew Jackson Downing, in their house plans and patterns […]