Healy House and Dexter Cabin: State Historical Monument, Leadville, Colorado

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Spine faintly toned. 1967 Stapled Binding. 24 pp. Healy House Museum was the Leadville, Colorado home built in 1878 by mining engineer and city father August R. Meyer for his bride, Emma. It was purchased in 1888 by Daniel Healy (1857-1912), who operated a boarding house with his cousin Nellie Healy. An immigrant from Ireland, Healy served Leadville as a mail carrier and later assistant postmaster. He subsequently started several successful businesses and represented Leadville in Colorado's state legislature from 1903-1905. Healy House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Currently it is a Colorado State Historic Site and is operated as a Victorian era museum by the state under History Colorado, together with Dexter Cabin. The two are located within the Leadville Historic District, which is itself a National Historic Landmark. The restored house serves as an example of the Elegant Eighties.[2] Dexter Cabin was the Leadville, Colorado home and hunting lodge of James V. Dexter, a mining investor and businessman. Although it is a cabin, the interior has been described as surprisingly plush,[2] elegantly finished,[3] and incredibly ornate..[4] It is a Colorado State Historic Site and is operated as a museum by the state under History Colorado, together with Healy House. The two are located within the Leadville Historic District, which is itself a National Historic Landmark. Dexter Cabin was moved to its present location next to Healy House. Dexter Cabin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

Title: Healy House and Dexter Cabin: State Historical Monument, Leadville, Colorado

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Categories: Architecture, American, Americana,

Publisher: The State Historical Society of Colorado: 1967

Binding: Stapled Binding

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2267207

Keywords: ARCHITECTURE AMERICANA AMERICAN HISTORY HEALY HOUSE DEXTER CABIN MONUMENT LEADVILLE COLORADO,