Summer White House
Modeled after castles in Europe, the idea was to give the President a place to spend time enjoying Colorado. John Walker hired Denver architect J.B. Benedict to draw up renderings for a 22-room castle on Mount Falcon. The design sketches were made in an effort to promote the idea and raise funds to begin construction. Proposals to fund construction included a scheme to persuade the nation's school children to contribute their pennies.
Shortly afterward, Walker became involved with other projects and his plans for the summer White House never materialized. However, his vision of preserving the natural beauty of Colorado continues in Mount Falcon Park.
Erected by Jefferson County Open Space.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Brisben Walker (approx. 0.6 miles away); Red Rocks Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Red Rocks Amphitheatre (approx. 1.9 miles away); Front Range Foothills (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cretaceous Time (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Rocky Mountains (approx. 2.9 miles away); Volcanic Ash (approx. 2.9 miles away); Brontosaur Bulges (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morrison.
More about this marker. The site is 6.14 miles roundtrip from the East Trailhead. The elevation at the marker is about 6,774 feet. You will experience a 1,535 foot elevation gain.
Also see . . . 9News article about what could have been a summer home for the president. (Submitted on October 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.