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

McMurdy-Snetzer Building, 1869

Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District

 
 
McMurdy-Snetzer Building, 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 4, 2020
1. McMurdy-Snetzer Building, 1869 Marker
Inscription.  Attorney John McMurdy built this fine structure for offices; it is one of Georgetown's earliest commercial buildings. Typical of the times, a false front extends above the gable roof, topped by a well-proportioned Italianate cornice.

Jacob Snetzer, a tailor, owned the building from 1876 until his death in 1913. Hazel McAdams, owner of the nearby Hotel de Paris, purchased the building in 1926. In 1999 Grace Episcopal Church bought the structure and restored the storefront to its original elegance. The sign over the front door, uncovered during the restoration, has been retained as a reminder of the early history of the building.

The front hall now serves church and community functions.
 
Erected 2007 by Town of Georgetown and Historic Georgetown, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 39° 42.328′ N, 105° 41.782′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is at the intersection of Taos Street
McMurdy-Snetzer Building, 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 4, 2020
2. McMurdy-Snetzer Building, 1869 Marker
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and 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on Taos Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 Taos Street, Georgetown CO 80444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forbes Building, ca. 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); McClellan Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel de Paris, 1875-90 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hotel de Paris (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Historical Importance of the Georgetown Mining Region (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushman Block II, 1872/1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kneisel and Anderson Store, 1892 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022