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

Fish Block, 1889

Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
1. Fish Block, 1889 Marker
Inscription.  Charles R. Fish, a local banker, built this fine structure for his Bank of Clear Creek County. Today the Fish Block is one of the more prominent and substantial brick commercial buildings in town. It is similar in design, though less elaborate in details, to the adjoining Masonic Hall, which Fish also built. For example, in both buildings a stamped sheet-metal cornice caps the brickwork. The second story windows have brick segmental arches with keystones and stone sills. Pilasters of long blocks of granite are at the corners and entrances. The building base consists of narrow blocks of granite. Note also the name “Fish Bank” in the cornice at the corner.

Although the bank is long gone, Fish’s vault still stands in the corner shop. Since the early days of Colorado skiing, the “Ram” has been a favorite apres’ ski spot.
 
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
Fish Block, 1889 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
2. Fish Block, 1889 Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 39° 42.382′ N, 105° 41.828′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is at the intersection of Sixth Street and Rose Street, on the right when traveling west on Sixth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 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. Masonic Temple, 1892 (a few steps from this marker); John Tomay Memorial Library 1924 (a few steps from this marker); Monti and Guanella Building, 1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kneisel and Anderson Store, 1892 (within shouting distance of this marker); Old County Courthouse, 1868 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushman Block I, 1872 (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Historical Importance of the Georgetown Mining Region (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
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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
The 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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Jun. 20, 2021