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Historical Markers in Clear Creek County, Colorado

 
Clickable Map of Clear Creek County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Clear Creek County, CO (29) Gilpin County, CO (11) Grand County, CO (20) Jefferson County, CO (82) Park County, CO (20) Summit County, CO (22)  ClearCreekCounty(29) Clear Creek County (29)  GilpinCounty(11) Gilpin County (11)  GrandCounty(20) Grand County (20)  JeffersonCounty(82) Jefferson County (82)  ParkCounty(20) Park County (20)  SummitCounty(22) Summit County (22)
Georgetown is the county seat for Clear Creek County
Adjacent to Clear Creek County, Colorado
      Gilpin County (11)  
      Grand County (20)  
      Jefferson County (82)  
      Park County (20)  
      Summit County (22)  
 
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1 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Commemorating the Historical Importance of the Georgetown Mining Region
The Griffith Lode (2,500 ft. N.E.), later a silver producer, was discovered June 17, 1859, by George W. Griffith, for whom Georgetown was named. Town site claimed June 29, 1860. The Belmont Lode (5.7 miles S.W.), first important silver discovery in . . . Map (db m173244) HM
2 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Cornish House, 1892Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
Thomas Cornish built this elaborate home that combines a French Mansard roof with Italianate and Gothic Revival detailing. It is one of the last homes in Georgetown to display such exuberance in Victorian architectural styles. Cornish came to . . . Map (db m152842) HM
3 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Cushman Block I, 1872Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
In the fall of 1872, William Cushman was busily erecting two fine brick buildings, one on either side of his bank building. This one, on the west, had its roof completed as workers laid the foundation for the other one. Undoubtedly Cushman leased . . . Map (db m173241) HM
4 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Cushman Block II, 1872/1875Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
William H. Cushman built this imposing brick Italianate commercial building in two phases. He completed the western part as a two-story structure in 1872. Three years later, Cushman built an adjoining three-story edifice on the corner lot; he . . . Map (db m173242) HM
5 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Fish Block, 1889Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
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 . . . Map (db m173243) HM
6 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Forbes Building, ca. 1869Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
The construction history of this building is uncertain. A.R. Forbes was an early owner and used the space for his drug store until around 1880, at which time he moved his business to the northwest corner of Alpine (now 6th) and Taos streets. He . . . Map (db m152848) HM
7 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Hamill House Museum
Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District Hamill House 1867/1879 The Hamill House represents the height of prosperity achieved during Georgetown's mining era. The centerpiece of Historic Georgetown's properties, this . . . Map (db m69625) HM
8 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — 12 — Hotel de Paris
A Norman inn built in a great silver mining camp by a mysterious Frenchman called Louis Dupuy, opened in 1875, richly furnished from New York ad abroad, it became nationally noted for continental delicacies and the literary bent of its proprietor, a . . . Map (db m173300) HM
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9 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Hotel de Paris, 1875-90Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
Frenchman Louis Dupuy came to Georgetown in 1870 to seek his fortune in silver mining. A mine accident ended those dreams, and he soon opened the first phase of his extraordinary Hotel de Paris. The hotel, completed in 1890, featured steam heat, hot . . . Map (db m173301) HM
10 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — John Tomay Memorial Library 1924Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
John Tomay came to Georgetown in 1873 to oversee the properties of the Baltimore Tunnel Company. He became an insurance, real estate, and loan agent and remained in Georgetown until his death in 1922. This “large, jovial man” was also . . . Map (db m173302) HM
11 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Kneisel and Anderson Store, 1892Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
Henry Kneisel built the western unit of this three-bay structure in 1892, and he moved his grocery business into it the following year. Kneisel had all the shelves and bins, which are still in use, built to his personal specifications. From his old . . . Map (db m173422) HM
12 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Masonic Temple, 1892Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
Georgetown Lodge No. 12 AF & AM is one of the oldest continuously active fraternal orders in Colorado. The builder, Master Mason Charles Fish, incorporated Masonic symbols into the beautiful stained-glass windows. In 1912 this pioneer lodge combined . . . Map (db m173424) HM
13 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — McClellan Opera House
In 1868 Erskine McClellan erected on this site a place of public gathering, McClellan Hall, which he later enlarged, calling it the McClellan Opera House. During the years 1869-1892, The great and the near-great of the theatrical worlds performed . . . Map (db m173425) HM
14 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — McMurdy-Snetzer Building, 1869Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
Attorney John McMurdy built this fine structure for offices; it is one of Georgetown's earliest commercial buildings. Typical of the times, a false front extends above the gable roof, topped by a well-proportioned Italianate cornice. Jacob . . . Map (db m152895) HM
15 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Monti and Guanella Building, 1867Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
This structure is one of the town’s oldest surviving wooden commercial buildings. Originally, it was a two-story structure that was about half the width of the present building. By 1874, the owners had doubled the size of the structure, creating a . . . Map (db m173427) HM
16 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Old County Courthouse, 1868Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
Now known as the Georgetown Community Center, this is one of the few two-story wooden commercial buildings remaining from the 1860s in Georgetown. Initially, builders John Fillius and J.G. Mahany had their Ohio Grocery and Bakery on the first floor, . . . Map (db m173428) HM
17 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — 3 — Old Town Jail1883 — Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District —
The town of Georgetown built this small stone jail in the summer of 1883, using steel cells donated by the county. Built at a cost of $700, the stone jail was known for awhile as the "Hotel de Barr," after town Marshall Barr and for the "vertical . . . Map (db m39338) HM
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18 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Star Hook and Ladder Building 1886Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
This firehouse, which features Italianate detailing, originally stored the equipment of the Star Hook and Ladder Company, which had formed in 1874. The “Star Hooks” had acquired a new long fire truck with ladders, hook stakes, and . . . Map (db m173299) HM
19 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Teal Building, 1875Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
The firm of Teal, Foster, and Co. built this fine brick office building. Brothers George and James Teal and their partner, Ernest Le Neve Foster, were "general mining agents and consulting engineers.” Their ads indicate that they managed . . . Map (db m152849) HM
20 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — The Story of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial TunnelsWe went by the book, but the mountain couldn't readR.C. (Rube) Hopper, 1972
Colorado's scenic wonders lured settlers and tourists alike. Geography and weather placed strict limits on travel routes and seasons. Politicians, engineers, and citizens often disagreed about how to cross the Continental Divide. Between 1941 and . . . Map (db m152814) HM
21 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Georgetown — Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
Brothers James F. and Alfred C. Tucker conducted their grocery and provisions business out of this building during the 1870s. They advertised “Wines, Liquors, Tobacco, Queens-ware, Clothing, Boots and Shoes.” Here a customer in 1879 . . . Map (db m173240) HM
22 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Idaho Springs — Arrastra
Arrastras like this one were used by the earliest hard-rock miners in this area to grind gold ore. People skilled in stone cutting made them for the miners from local rock. This arrastra was chiseled by hand from blocks of hard granite. . . . Map (db m144184) HM
23 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Idaho Springs — Drexel Lacey
In Memoriam DREXEL LACEY 1892-1930 Resident Engineer State Highway Department Completed the survey of this highway August 13, 1926Map (db m76801) HM
24 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Idaho Springs — Idaho Springs Opera House1535 Miner Street
Mrs. Coddington owned a two-story brick double on the corner lot. It was occupied by W.K. Townsend (grocer) and Paul Lanius (hardware). Townsend imported glassware and crockery and was said to have the best selection of cigars in town. "Lets all . . . Map (db m76856) HM
25 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Idaho Springs — Mining Exchange Building1517 - 1523 Miner Street
J.J. Elliott had his assay office in the building which was built in 1879. Often during the boom days of the 1880's dozens of ore wagons were parked on Miner Street in front of the "Exchange". Elliott promoted himself in the city directories of the . . . Map (db m76854) HM
26 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Idaho Springs — The Charlie Tayler Waterwheel
Charlie Tayler used this waterwheel to power a stamp mill at his gold mining operations on Ute Creek. Tayler, who attributed his good health to the fact that he never kissed woman or took baths, built the waterwheel in 1893. It was moved to its . . . Map (db m74371) HM
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27 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Idaho Springs — The Mead and Cooper Building1511-1515 Miner Street
Built in 1881, this building housed M. C. Livingstone’s jewelry and sewing machine store during the early ‘80’s. Since Livingstone had some of the first commercial sewing machines in the district, he made a brisk living repairing the canvas awnings . . . Map (db m144187) HM
28 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Idaho Springs — University of DenverMeyer Womble Observatory
Mt. Evans, Colorado Elevation 14,125 ft. “The World’s Highest Operational Observatory” Building Dedication August 19, 1996 “...for educational purposes in astrophysics and astronomy...”Map (db m3364) HM
29 Colorado, Clear Creek County, Silver Plume — Argentine Central Railway
Argentine Central Shay Locomotive No. 1 in Silver Plume, 1905. The Argentine Central Railway, incorporated in 1905 and built to service the Argentine Mining District in the Waldorf area, reached the summit of Mt. McClellan in 1906. The railroad . . . Map (db m13629) HM
 
 
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