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Ritter Ranch, Main House, Old Dolores Highway, Dolores, Montezuma County, CO



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Location
Old Dolores Highway, Dolores vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CO-38
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-13).
Building/structure dates: 1930 initial construction
Significance: The Ritter Ranch is historically significant as the most technologically progressive ranch within the Lower Delores Valley. The extensive outbuildings and their mechanical devices, including manure tracks for the barn and chicken house, prompted local residents to call this operation a "model farm." The Ritters owned the ranch from 1908 until 1947, raising registered Hereford cattle, Suffolk and Hampshire sheep, and up to 250 chickens.

Subjects
Dairying
Cattle Industry
Ranch Houses


Related Names
Ritter, Frank
Ritter, William & Edith
May, William
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
White, John P., Historian
Dishman, Linda, Historian
Gerhold, Maureen L., Historian
Mausolf, Lisa B., Historian
Wiesenthal, Steven M., Delineator
Insinga, David J., Delineator
Brown, Dabra J., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH FRONT AND EAST SIDE
2. SOUTH REAR AND WEST SIDE
3. INTERIOR, LIVING ROOM


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