The Avery House Collection cookbook

purchase this book for $12 at the avery house

purchase this book for $12 at the avery house

The Avery House Collection: Recipes and Biographical Sketches was first published in 1976. In 2015, it was reprinted by Poudre Landmarks Foundation.

This is an exciting and unusual cookbook that blends recipes from Fort Collins' pioneer families with description and background of their "first families." It was these early arrivals whose fortitude and ingenuity contributed immeasurably to making Fort Collins what it is today. The people of Fort Collins represent an interesting spectrum of national origins, and the variety of recipes reflects this. Many of the recipes have been handed down through generations.


The book is sold at the Avery House on 328 W. Mountain Ave. in Fort Collins for $12. The Avery House is open to visitors during open-house hours, Saturdays & Sundays 1-4 p.m.

The book is also available for purchase at the Poudre Landmarks Foundation office in the Carriage House behind the Avery House, between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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Poudre Landmarks Foundation uses the proceeds from the sale of this book to assist in pursuing its mission of preserving, restoring, protecting, and interpreting the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area. The Avery House at 328 W. Mountain Ave. in Fort Collins is preserved as an example of the Victorian era. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.


preview the book

a sample page from  the avery house collection: Recipes and Biographical Sketches