A good fence should last a long time.
I would say this one fits the bill. I am not exactly sure when this one was built, but I do know a lot about this property. So, if I have any history buffs among us...have a seat.
This little charmer was built by a saloon keeper in this little mining town in Colorado in 1891. It was sold in 1897 to a prominent western slope attorney...who met his demise. That is a story for another time. The third owner was Herbert G. Heath and his wife Louise Mayer Heath in 1914. He was the principal of the local school for the thirty eight years. The house remains in the family today, and the local school is named for Mr. Heath.
Louise Mayer (1883-1979) the wife, was a local girl, that married Herbert Heath, the educator, in 1903.
Louise and her sister Emma (1882-1973), above ,were hard working young women.
Both young girls, along with their Mom, also named Emma, were expected to help.
Emma Lowe Mayer (1853-1947) mother of the two girls moved into this cottage she built in 1902, when she retired from the boarding house. It was just across the street from the house that her son in law and daughter (The Heath's) would buy, pictured earlier. The daughters sold this house after their mother's death in 1948 to a family from Kansas City. Our small town of approximately 391 people is very proud of it's history and it is all kept alive by a very dedicated Historical Society.
* information for this post were copied in part from two books with the permission of Grant Houston.
Historic Homes of Lake City Colorado by Grant E. Houston
Memorable Cooks by Linda B. Iams
and Historical info from Grant Houston
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