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Root House, 22005 Gunnison Avenue, Saint Elmo (historical), Chaffee County, CO



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HB232912
Root House, North Side Of Gunnison Street


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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CO-167
Building/structure dates: 1881 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1885 subsequent work
Significance: An interesting illustration of the changes in log cabin construction technique from the initial boom of 1880-81 to the later 1880's is seen in the two-part log house of A.W. Root: Saddle notching to square; "Anglo-Western" plan of entry in gable end of 1881 to entrance in the longitudinal side of late 1880's. Root exemplified the versatility of trades required for an entrepreneur to make a living in a mining camp on a slow decline, such as was St. Elmo after about 1885.

Subjects
L-plan Buildings
Houses
Log Buildings


Related Names
Root, A. W.
Taber, S. L.
Thallheimer, Arnold, Photographer
Glass, James A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. ROOT HOUSE, NORTH SIDE OF GUNNISON STREET


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