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Mancos in Montezuma County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Bauer House

 
 
Bauer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 10, 2020
1. Bauer House Marker
Inscription.  "Chiseled from Mancos Hill, George Bauer began to construct his home in June, 1889. The home was finished in December, 1890. Many Mancos residents pitched in to help with construction; however, the masonry was hand hewn by George.

George Bauer came to Mancos in 1880 from Del Norte, Colorado with his wife, Augusta and two children, John and Pauline. All of their possessions were packed in on five mules. He established the first mercantile with most of his supplies freighted by pack mules from Durango and founded Mancos' first bank, The Bauer Bank in 1881.

The home was purchased by Dr. Trotter and later sold to the Ansel Hall family. In 1944 the Hall family made the structural changes to the attic and removed the widow's walk.

If houses could speak, this house would have a lot to say. Serene and surrounded by natural splendor, Bauer House is truly an historic landmark testifying to the dignity of the old west and it has been lovingly restored by Bobbi Black, with the assistance of the Colorado Historical Society."
 
Erected 2003 by E Clampus Vitus Al Packer Chapter 100
Bauer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 10, 2020
2. Bauer House Marker
Colorado.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 37° 20.791′ N, 108° 17.35′ W. Marker is in Mancos, Colorado, in Montezuma County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Bauer Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Bauer Avenue, Mancos CO 81328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mancos Opera House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1892 Horse-Drawn Pull Grader (about 500 feet away); The Columbine Bar (about 600 feet away); Mancos High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mancos Valley (approx. 7.3 miles away); Southwest Survival (approx. 8˝ miles away); Mesa Verde Country (approx. 8˝ miles away); Four Corners (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mancos.
 
The Bauer House image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 10, 2020
3. The Bauer House
As seen facing north from Bauer Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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