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

Cushman Block II, 1872/1875

Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District

 
 
Cushman Block II, 1872/1875 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
1. Cushman Block II, 1872/1875 Marker
Inscription.  William H. Cushman built this imposing brick Italianate commercial building in two phases. He completed the western part as a two-story structure in 1872. Three years later, Cushman built an adjoining three-story edifice on the corner lot; he extended the third floor across the earlier building, in effect merging the two.

The entire third floor was initially devoted to the Cushman Opera House. However, a Grand Jury declared the opera house “unsafe and dangerous for public use.” When repairs were completed, in 1881, the theater was gone and the space took on new life as a lodge hall.

The concerns of the Grand Jury were eventually realized, though it took nearly a century. In May 1969, a heavy spring snow collapsed the roof. Once again, the building was restored, but this time with only two stories.
 
Erected 2007 by Town of Georgetown and Historic Georgetown, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
Cushman Block II, 1872/1875 Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
2. Cushman Block II, 1872/1875 Building and Marker
The marker is mounted to the left of the entrance doors.
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Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 39° 42.371′ N, 105° 41.78′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is at the intersection of Sixth Street and Taos Street, on the right when traveling west on Sixth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 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. Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870 (a few steps from this marker); Cushman Block I, 1872 (a few steps from this marker); McClellan Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kneisel and Anderson Store, 1892 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel de Paris, 1875-90 (within shouting distance of this marker); Monti and Guanella Building, 1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes Building, ca. 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hotel de Paris (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 42 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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