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Ennis House, North side, Gunnison Avenue, Saint Elmo (historical), Chaffee County, CO
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Gunnison Avenue, Saint Elmo (historical), CO
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CO-163
Building/structure dates: 1885 initial construction
Significance: A rarity among surviving log cabins at St. Elmo, this cabin illustrates the "Anglo-Western" type first used in the Plains Settlement and later brought to Rocky Mountain mining camps. Unlike other St. Elmo log cabins of the 1880's with high-pitched gable roofs and plank gables, the Ennis Cabin is totally constructed of logs below the eaves and has a low-pitch roof. Its construction suggests the absence of a saw mill, but mills appeared in 1880, and tax assessment records show no improvements on the site before 1885.
Stark, Roy A.
Ennis, Elizabeth M.
Stark, Anthony J.
Thallheimer, Arnold, Photographer
Glass, James A., Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. ENNIS HOUSE, NORTH SIDE OF GUNNISON STREET
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