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Roads Building II, South side, Gunnison Avenue, Saint Elmo (historical), Chaffee County, CO



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Location
Gunnison Avenue, Saint Elmo (historical), CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CO-161
Building/structure dates: 1885 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1918 subsequent work
Significance: One of two commercial buildings surviving from secondary business district of 1880's on Gunnison Avenue. The applied moldings and careful remodeling of facade to create pediment show the refinements possible with arrival of carpenters and builders, pattern books, and outside building materials in St. Elmo. Roads represents the speculative builder in the mining camp--purchasing central lots and erecting imposing commercial buildings for rental. The remodeling of c. 1918-1920 illustrates the shift of commerce from Gunnison and 1st Street to Main Street during the final boom of St. Elmo.

Subjects
Commerce
Commercial Facilities
Houses


Related Names
Roads, L. M.
Rhodes, Wellington P.
Stark, Mrs. A. A.
Stark, Anthony J.
Thallheimer, Arnold, Photographer
Glass, James A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. ROADS BUILDING II, SOUTH SIDE OF GUNNISON STREET
2. ROADS BUILDING II, VIEW FROM REAR


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