Saint Elmo (historical)>
Clark-Wild-Carlen Duplex, Southwest corner, Pitkin Street & Gunnison Avenue, Saint Elmo (historical), Chaffee County, CO
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Pitkin Street & Gunnison Avenue, Saint Elmo (historical), CO
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CO-169
Building/structure dates: 1885 initial construction
Significance: This large rental duplex depicts the square notching method which came into use abourt1885 in St. Elmo. The lack of orientation of the building to the streets as platted underscores the casual attitude of speculative builders toward the townsite company's plat, especially after slow decline began about 1885. Such duplexes points to the money to be made by speculative builders in booming mining camps.
Thallheimer, Arnold, Photographer
Glass, James A., Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. CLARK-WILD-CARLEN DUPLEX, SOUTH SIDE OF GUNNISON STREET
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