Alpine Station, Frame Boarding House, Pitkin, Gunnison County, CO
Frame Boarding House, Pitkin vicinity, CO
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CO-196-F
Building/structure dates: 1907 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1965 demolished
Significance: The 2-story wood framed boarding house was completed in 1907 to house and feed railroad employees. Documentary evidence indicates that the first floor had rooms for the proprietor and his wife and one servant, a storeroom, kitchen, dining room, and a small living room. Upstairs was a dormitory and small bedroom for railroad executives. The building collapsed in the 1960s. The drawings are taken from remains preserved on the site, and reveal a balloon-frame structure, with a wood truss supporting a metal roof. There was a 2-hole privy behind the building.
Re-creations (conjectural Works)
Preston, Rachel, Delineator
Senthilkumar, Raj, Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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