Historic Homes Feature: Cozy Craftsman Cottage built in 1920

Historic Homes Feature: 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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Historic Homes Feature: Charming & elegant single-story 1908 Folk National

Historic Homes Feature: 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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