Breckenridge in Summit County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
National Historic District
—Established 1859 —
Traveling in and around Breckenridge and Summit County is easy, whether you choose a trolley, a bus, a car, a bicycle or your waling shoes. During the winter and summer seasons, several trolleys operate with stops strategically located throughout the Town. You'll find a map and schedule at each trolley stop. The summit Stage bus system provided transportation to other points in the county. For travel to destinations downtown and around
The town's rich history is evident everywhere you look. Approximately 250 historic structures make up our proud community, providing the backdrop for our National Register Historic District. Most of the historic buildings here date from a span of eight decades, beginning with Breckenridge's' settlement in 1860 as a mining town through the shutdown of the last dredge mining operations in 1942. Self guided walking tours are an excellent way for visitors to experience the charm and grace of our Town's celebrated past. For those interested in taking a look inside some of the buildings and learning more about the area's history, guided tours are available through the Summit County Historical Society.
Historic Walking Tour
1 — Exchange Building, 100 South Ridge Street, 1880
2 — Old Court House, 208 Lincoln Avenue, 1909
3 — Edwin Carter Museum, 111 North Ridge Street, 1875
4 — Father Dyer Church, 310 Wellington Road, 1880
5 — Milne Historic Park, 102 North Harris Street, Milne 1904, Eberlein 1877, Briggle 1896
6 — Colorado Mountain College, 103 South Harris Street, 1909
7 — St. John's
8 — St. Mary's Church, 109 South French Street, 1880
9 — Barney Ford House, 200 South Main Street, 1882
10 — Theobald Office Building, 306 South Main Street, 1892
11 — The Masons Hall, 136 South Main Street, 1892
12 — Finding Hardware Store, 120 South Main Street, 1885
Location. 39° 28.627′ N, 106° 2.685′ W. Marker is in Breckenridge, Colorado, in Summit County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (State Highway 9) and South Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Breckenridge CO 80424, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers of the Summit (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Argyle Dance Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barney L. Ford (approx. ¼ mile away); Riverwalk - Blue River Restoration (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hearthstone (approx. ¼ mile away); Frozen Over and Snowed Under (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Mary's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Little Engine / Engine 9 Returns to Summit County (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Breckenridge.
Also see . . .
1. History of Breckenridge, Colorado (Submitted on August 7, 2012, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Breckenridge Heritage Alliance web site. (Submitted on August 7, 2012, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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