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Frisco in Summit County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Foote's Rest

 
 
Foote's Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2017
1. Foote's Rest Marker
Inscription.
This property once served as Frisco’s Post Office, General Store, and Gas Station. The main building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, originally consisted of a one-room, wood-plank cabin, still standing today attached to the larger white main house. Later additions were built with materials from a local abandoned mine.

Louis Wildhack, a local miner and engineer who built this property, served as postmaster from 1914 to 1935. The property was later sold to Guy Cannam in 1935, who assumed the role of postmaster until 1941; he added four small cabins to the property. In 1946 Robert and Helen Foote purchased the property. Robert worked as a finish guide and served as postmaster from 1947 to 1965.

The historic Foote’s Rest landmark still remains in the Foote Family today.

Built by Louis Wildhack
 
Erected by Town of Frisco, Colorado.
 
Location. 39° 34.564′ N, 106° 5.759′ W. Marker is in Frisco, Colorado, in Summit County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Fifth Avenue, on the left when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level on front side of subject building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 East Main Street, Frisco CO 80443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Foote's Rest (<b><i>corner view from East Main Street & Fifth Avenue</b></i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2017
2. Foote's Rest (corner view from East Main Street & Fifth Avenue)

Post Office and General Store additions (circa 1914) on left side of photo, original Assay Office (circa 1880) near center of photo, living quarter additions (circa 1880's) on right side of photo.
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Summit County Courthouse (approx. 7 miles away); The Wedding House (approx. 7 miles away); The Exchange (approx. 7.1 miles away); William Harrison Briggle House (approx. 7.1 miles away); St. Mary's Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Riverwalk - Blue River Restoration (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Hearthstone (approx. 7.1 miles away); Barney L. Ford (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is in excellent condition
 
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1. Foote's Rest History.
Originally the 1870s-era assay office for Frisco – the place where miners went to have their gold and silver weighed and assessed – the property was later known as Wildhacks Grocery Store-Post Office. Kelly’s grandparents took it over in 1941 and dubbed it “Foote’s Rest,” and it remained for years the place where Friscoites went for mail and milk, news and other sundries while also being a place to rent a cabin for the night or the week. (Submitted on September 2, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Frisco in talks to move historic Staley House and sell land to Foote’s rest.
My grandparents bought the Foote's Rest property 70 years ago," he said in a statement. "The preservation of our family legacy and Town character is of the utmost importance to us. We have worked hard with town
Foote's Rest (<b><i>front view</b></i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2017
3. Foote's Rest (front view)

Historical marker is visible mounted on outside wall near right side of entrance, under the clock. National Register of Historic Places marker is visible near left side of entrance under the street address. Former General Store and Post Office is now operated as an Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe.
council to come up with a plan to preserve, protect and restore the historical structures that have become emblematic of the Town of Frisco. Our project puts Foote's Rest and other important structures under an Historical Overlay District while also conserving the Staley House for our Town." (Submitted on September 2, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Assay Office Door - 1882 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2017
4. Old Assay Office Door - 1882

Window document detail:
Built and operated by Louis A. Wildhack This location later became the Post Office for the community of Frisco City. Mr. Wildhack continued to add on living quarters over the next several years. In 1914 Louis Wildhack built the adjoining two story structure from timbers of the Admiral Mine. The Post Office was then moved into the new building and also became the general store and gas station. For a time the only telephone was within the store. Four log cabins were added by Guy Cannam after he purchased the property in 1935. The Foote Family purchased the property in 1946 where they owned and operated it until closing in 1966. In 1984 the home was placed on the National Registry of Historical Places. Laura Helen Foote remained in the home until her death in 2006. The property is now owned by her grandson, N. Kelly Foote.
Foote's Rest Interior image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2017
5. Foote's Rest Interior

Old Post Office Boxes and "Modern Cabins" sign (circa 1950's)
Foote's Rest - National Register of Historic Places placard image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2017
6. Foote's Rest - National Register of Historic Places placard

Posted at eye level, under street address, at left side of entrance
Photo of Foote's Rest circa 1950 (on display inside store) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2017
7. Photo of Foote's Rest circa 1950 (on display inside store)
National Cash Register, Model 522-EL-20, circa early 1900's image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2017
8. National Cash Register, Model 522-EL-20, circa early 1900's

Antique manual cash register located inside Foote's Rest Sweet Shoppe
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   6, 7. submitted on September 18, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   8. submitted on September 2, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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