Cozy Craftsman Cottage built in 1920

Cozy Craftsman Cottage built in 1920

This compact house was built with simplicity and practicality. It is a side-gabled house with a shed dormer. It sits on a small lot created from the larger lots facing Mountain Avenue and Oak Street. This home was built in 1920, as listed on the 1948 tax assessor form. Unfortunately, both the county tax books and the City of Fort Collins directories are missing for 1920, leaving the name of the original owner lost to history.

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Charming & elegant single-story 1908 Folk National

Charming & elegant single-story 1908 Folk National

Jan and Gene Meyer’s home on historic Smith Street is a charming and elegant example of a single-story, Folk National style with its hip roof, front gable and a cozy, covered front porch. When the Meyers purchased the home, it was a 978-square-foot, two-bedroom home with a small enclosed back porch. The Meyers replaced the back porch with a beautiful master bedroom suite and a laundry room, while faithfully restoring the rest of the home to its original design.

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Featured Farm Property: The Foster House, 1905

Featured Farm Property: The Foster House, 1905

This property is unique to the Historic Homes Tour – in 1905, this property was on 55 acres including pasture, crops and apple orchard. When it was first sold in 1905, it even included shares in the North Poudre Irrigation Company to irrigate the land.

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1905 Folk Victorian

1905 Folk Victorian

This Folk Victorian home has a pitched roof and cross gable with returns. The owners tackled quite a challenge: how do you double square footage while maintaining the historic charm? It was originally built in 1905 as a 1,500-square-foot three-bedroom house with no bathrooms, even though Fort Collins had city water available.

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The Aaron Kitchel House, 1890 Queen Anne Cottage

The Aaron Kitchel House, 1890 Queen Anne Cottage

The Kitchel House was built about 1890, when Fort Collins was growing at a rapid pace with a population of about 2,000 people. The first owner was Aaron Kitchel, a Mayflower descendant and Civil War veteran of the 23rd Iowa Infantry.

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Featured Tour Home: Eco-friendly modern home built to match historic style

Featured Tour Home: Eco-friendly modern home built to match historic style

The Carlson home was newly built in 2008 and represents the spirit of Old Town in its comfortable, country-style ethic and Rocky Mountain appeal. Read more to find out how they blended modern eco-friendly features with historic elements.

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