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Mosman House

 
 
Mosman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 24, 2011
1. Mosman House Marker
Inscription. This property, part of the original Camp Collins, was purchased by the Mosman family on October 5, 1891. In 1892 prominent architect, Momtezuma Fuller (1858-1925) designed this house, in a distinctive Eastlake Victorian Queen Anne architectural style. The Mosmans sold the house/property on November 18, 1905 and moved to Walden, Colorado.

W.O. Mosman operated stores and freighting companies that supplied customers from Fort Collins to North Park and Laramie. The family owned a cattle ranch on the Michigan River and a sawmill in North Park, and in 1905, purchased the general store in Cowdrey, Colorado. Mr. Mosman served as a U.S. Commissioner for Colorado and Justice of the Peace in Walden.

On July 6, 1976, the Mosman House was the first house to be designated as a landmark by the Fort Collins Landmark Committee. It is listed on the State Register of Historic Properties and the National Register of Historic Places, December 15, 1978.

Don and Merleyn Calvin donated the Mosman House for the benefit of Colorado State University in 1981.

The Carriage Stone (Horse Block ), donated to the Pioneer Museum in 1941, was returned to the W.O. Mosman House, as part of a historical restoration project by Colorado State University in 2000.

[ Emblems included:
American Revolution Bicentennial 1776
William "W.O." Mosman and Margaret Galbraith Mosman image. Click for full size.
By Mosman House Marker, `
2. William "W.O." Mosman and Margaret Galbraith Mosman
- 1976,
Centennial 1876-1976 Colorado USA 76,
Colorado Historical Society,
City of Fort Collins ]
 
Erected by Centennial- Bicentennial Heritage Council Fort Collins, Colorado 1876 - 1976.
 
Location. 40° 35.141′ N, 105° 4.365′ W. Marker is in Fort Collins, Colorado, in Larimer County. Marker is on E Oak Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 324 E Oak Street, Fort Collins CO 80524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blunck House (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Auntie Stone Cabin (about 500 feet away); Antoine Janis Cabin (about 500 feet away); Donated Land for the Agricultural College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Elwood Mead (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Historic Fort Collins Weather Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lone Tree School (approx. 11.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Collins.
 
Regarding Mosman House. National Register of Historic Places:
Mosman House (added 1978 - - #78000865)
Also known as Andrews House
324 E. Oak St. , Fort Collins
Mosman House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 24, 2011
3. Mosman House and Marker
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Fuller, Montezuma
♦ Architectural Style: Late Victorian
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1875-1899
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
♦ Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
♦ Current Function: Commerce/Trade
 
Also see . . .  Guide to Colorado historic places: sites supported by the Colorado ... By Thomas J. Noel, page 195. Mosman House (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Mosman House , State Site Number 5LR473 image. Click for full size.
Local History Archive, Fort Collins Museum, `
4. Mosman House , State Site Number 5LR473
Mosman House, Image ID Number H14830 image. Click for full size.
By The Water Ways Photograph Database ,Jonathan Held, 1995
5. Mosman House, Image ID Number H14830
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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