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Monday, May 3, 2010

Period Houses In Gold Towns

On the way home Sunday pulled off the road and drove some of the back streets of Idaho Springs,Georgetown and Silver Plume.

These streets are so narrow. I enjoy old house like this and here are a few. Low 30's spitting snow and wind blowing. I didn't get out and these are illustrative only.



Did not recognize this at the time but I'm sure this is Mrs. Soakes house where a friend lived in the upstairs apartment. It was like stepping back in time a 120 years inside.





I have been in this cemetery before. There are big numbers of children who all perished from something I'd have to look up.







The obvious jail.





I'd live here if that was my gold mine you can see in the back round.



This is interesting architecture to me especially when the colors are duplicated. 

In 250 miles didn't see the sun until I got home and it was pretty nice out. Did drive for a bit in winter conditions.

4 comments:

  1. When I am traveling I always love to look at old houses. It just seems that life was simpler, and more practical then.

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  2. I know this area well and love every bit of it. I too enjoy old houses. If you can get away from the tourists and gamblers in Black Hawk and Central City, they're insteresting as well.

    I can't tell you how much I enjoy your photos.

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  3. It was definitely more practical and much harder RZ but probably not so much for the ones who lived in these houses a century ago.

    Then it makes it worth it Leslie. I've been putting pictures in different folders for posting later. I'm looking forward to a bit of color and pictures that I take on a daily basis like these houses. Yesterday there was none. All I want to do is take pictures and don't want to die on the end of a grease gun.

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  4. I'm a lover of old houses too, these pictures are fabulous! It looks like the old wild west, time is standing still there! Just great Tom!

    I lived in Pueblo as a 3 to 4 yr old. My Mom has told the story many times, my dad had me on his sholders while on the bridge at Pikes Peak she thought I would fall off into the water Waaaaaaaaaay down there!

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