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Ennis House, North side, Gunnison Avenue, Saint Elmo (historical), Chaffee County, CO

Ennis House, North side, Gunnison Avenue, Saint Elmo (historical), Chaffee County, CO



Significance: A rarity among surviving log cabins at St. Elmo, this cabin illustrates the "Anglo-Western" type first used in the Plains Settlement and later brought to Rocky Mountain mining camps. Unlike other St. Elmo log cabins of the 1880's with high-pitched gable roofs and plank gables, the Ennis Cabin is totally constructed of logs below the eaves and has a low-pitch roof. Its construction suggests the absence of a saw mill, but mills appeared in 1880, and tax assessment records show no improvements on the site before 1885.
Survey number: HABS CO-163
Building/structure dates: ca. 1885- ca. 1890 Initial Construction



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Ennis, James
Stark, Roy A
Ennis, Elizabeth M
Stark, Anthony J
Wegman-French, Lysa, transmitter
Thallheimer, Arnold, photographer
Glass, James A, historian


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