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Parker in Douglas County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Hood House

— Town of Parker Landmark —

Hood House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2016
1. Hood House Marker
Inscription.  In September of 1911, Fredrick B. Hood had come to Parker not only as a stock holder in the newly formed Parker State Bank, but to serve as the bank's cashier and manager as well. He purchased land on what was then called Rural Road (now Pikes Peak Drive) from Dr. Walter Heath. Immediately securing a builder, Hood began construction on this two-story home. The Hoods moved into their new house in December of 1911. He and his wife, Myrtle, had three children, Winfred, Helen, and Florence.

Hood immersed himself in local business and social activities. He and another bank director, Harold Senter, acquired a Ford distributorship for the local area and sold Model T Fords out of the bank. He was a trustee of the Ruth Memorial Episcopal Church and assisted in their efforts to build the church building. He was the secretary of the Parker Coronet Band, and occasionally clerked at farm and ranch auctions. Hood made a successful run for Douglas County Commissioner against Edgar Gerber and won by twenty-three votes. In 1918, Hood was the director from the Pine Grove Precinct of the Liberty Loan Committee organization for Douglas County. Hood
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continued with the bank until its demise in 1922.

This home was one of only two buildings in Parker that were undamaged by a flood in 1912. It was saved from demolition by the Town of Parker and moved from its original location on 11024 Pikes Peak Drive to Parker Preservation Park in 2008.
Erected by Town of Parker.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1911.
Location. 39° 33.828′ N, 104° 47.09′ W. Marker is in Parker, Colorado, in Douglas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Valley Hi Drive and Parker Road (Colorado Highway 83). Located within the Parker Preservation Park & Trailhead. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17710 East Valley Hi Drive, Parker CO 80134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherry Creek Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Twenty Mile House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Dedication to Parker's Most Significant Early Doctor (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ave Maria Chapel (approx. 3.4 miles away); Newcomb House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Buckley (approx. 10.3 miles away); Russellville - History of Franktown / Franktown Country - Timber Industry
Hood House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2016
2. Hood House
(approx. 10.9 miles away); Colorado Freedom Memorial (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parker.
Hood House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2016
3. Hood House
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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May. 29, 2023