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

Cushman Block I, 1872

Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
1. Cushman Block I, 1872 Marker
Inscription.  In the fall of 1872, William Cushman was busily erecting two fine brick buildings, one on either side of his bank building. This one, on the west, had its roof completed as workers laid the foundation for the other one. Undoubtedly Cushman leased out the completed building for commercial use.

Today stucco covers the original brick. Original features include the secondary wood cornice with brackets between the two floors, the trim, and the store-front openings (including the exceptionally tall doorway.) The missing top cornice was a small brick one. A doorway with a transom leads to the second floor.
 
Erected 2007 by Town of Georgetown and Historic Georgetown, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 39° 42.374′ N, 105° 41.794′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is at the intersection of Sixth
Cushman Block I, 1872 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
2. Cushman Block I, 1872 and Marker
Marker is mounted at the far left of the corner building.
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Street and Taos Street, on the right when traveling west on Sixth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 506 Sixth 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. Kneisel and Anderson Store, 1892 (a few steps from this marker); Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870 (a few steps from this marker); Cushman Block II, 1872/1875 (a few steps from this marker); Monti and Guanella Building, 1867 (a few steps from this marker); Fish Block, 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker); McClellan Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Historical Importance of the Georgetown Mining Region (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes Building, ca. 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
3. National Historic Landmark Marker
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
4. National Historic Landmark Marker
This marker is located at the intersection of Sixth and Rose Streets.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 18, 2021