Tuesday, August 26, 2014

An Old Home

This home in our Historic District, of little Lake City, would qualify as something old in pristine condition. Built in 1875 by the architect J.B. Lyons, as his own residence.It is the second owners that I find most  interesting.
Barney Mallon and Irishman, and his Scottish wife Hannah, bought this house in 1880 . Barney was a miner
at the Ocean Wave Mine, and had a most unfortunate accident in 1889. He lit his pipe, while at work in the mine , and a spark fell into a dynamite box. The explosion, of course killing him. Hannah owned this house until her death in 1910. Hannah's maiden name was Burns, and she held a yearly celebration in her home in honor of her ancestor...the famous poet Robert Burns.

Linking to: Rubbish Tuesday

11 comments:

  1. That is realy old house and so well preserved. What a sad story about the man who died so soon after he had this nice house.

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  2. My sister and BIL are heading toward Leadville this weekend...she told me the night time lows are in the 30s?!! Sounds heavenly.

    Charming home...with Colorado Rockies in the backdrop...can't go wrong there. Any time!!!

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  3. What an interesting post! Smoking is hazardous to your health - especially when smoking around dynamite. What was he thinking? Poor Hannah.

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  4. sweet old place! idiot pipe smoker! :)

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  5. love the history, great image. thanks for sharing.

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  6. Nice to know the history. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  7. What a cute little house with such great history!

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  8. That's a beautiful, well preserved home. I enjoyed hearing the history, too! Thanks for linking up!

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  9. What a lovely home! And thanks for sharing the history.

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  10. You are finding so many little tidbits of history. Someone else, or perhaps many other people there, are history buffs and keep the stories alive.

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