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Georgetown in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hamill House Museum

 
 
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By Sharon Rossino, September 3, 2013
1. Hamill House Museum Marker
Inscription.
Georgetown-Silver Plume
National Historic Landmark District

Hamill House
1867/1879

The Hamill House represents the height of prosperity achieved during Georgetown's mining era. The centerpiece of Historic Georgetown's properties, this museum provides an understanding of the lifestyle and culture of a wealthy Georgetown family. Joseph Watson built the original elegant cottage in 1867, and his brother-in-law, Englishman William A. Hamill, later purchased it. Hamill made his fortune primarily from his extensive mining interests, including the profitable Pelican-Dives and Terrible mining properties near Silver Plume. Starting in 1879, he remodeled and greatly enlarged the house. Members of the family lived in the house until 1914. Afterward, the house served as a lodge, a boarding house, and a museum, before Historic Georgetown bought it in 1971.

Town of Georgetown & Historic Georgetown, Inc.
2007
 
Erected 2007 by Historic Georgetown, Inc. & Town of Georgetown.
 
Location. 39° 42.291′ N, 105° 41.924′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is on Argentine Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map
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By Sharon Rossino, September 3, 2013
2. Hamill House Museum Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 Argentine Street, Georgetown CO 80444, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Town Jail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Argentine Central Railway (approx. 1.5 miles away); Drexel Lacey (approx. 8.6 miles away); University of Denver (approx. 8.6 miles away); Mining Exchange Building (approx. 10 miles away); The Charlie Tayler Waterwheel (approx. 10 miles away); Idaho Springs Opera House (approx. 10 miles away); The AOUW Building (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Historic Georgetown at the Hamill House. (Submitted on September 3, 2013, by Sharon Rossino of Georgetown, Colorado.)
 
Additional keywords. Western American History, mining, railroads, house museum
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
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By Sharon Rossino, circa 2011
3. Hamill House Museum Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sharon Rossino of Georgetown, Colorado. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on , by Matt Taylor of Idaho Springs, Colorado. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sharon Rossino of Georgetown, Colorado. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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