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

Cornish House, 1892

Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District

 
 
Cornish House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 4, 2020
1. Cornish House Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Cornish built this elaborate home that combines a French Mansard roof with Italianate and Gothic Revival detailing. It is one of the last homes in Georgetown to display such exuberance in Victorian architectural styles.

Cornish came to Colorado in 1868 and made his fortune in the mining industry. He was superintendent of the profitable Terrible Mine and other well-known mines.

The Colorado Miner noted in 1893 that "Mr. Cornish has been foremost in supplying his residence with all the modern improvements.” These included "hot and cold water, gas, electricity, sewerage, and heating appliances.” Later that year, Cornish embellished his place with “two handsome verandas” and “the finest...Iron Fence work ever done in our town."
 
Erected 2007 by Town of Georgetown and Historic Georgetown, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 42.3′ N, 105° 41.901′ 
Cornish House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 4, 2020
2. Cornish House Marker
W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is on Argentine Street south of 4th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 Argentine St, Georgetown CO 80444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hamill House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Teal Building, 1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); McMurdy-Snetzer Building, 1869 (about 600 feet away); Forbes Building, ca. 1869 (about 600 feet away); The Story of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels (approx. 0.7 miles away); Argentine Central Railway (approx. 1.6 miles away); Berthoud Pass (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 6, 2021