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Oldest building in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Old Colorado City History Search for homes in Old Colorado City   One of the oldest buildings in Colorado Springs is Dr. Gavin's 1859 log cabin located in Bancroft Park in Old Colorado Springs.   Dr. Gavin was a prominent doctor in the Colorado Springs area.  The cabin was originally used for seeing patients, as well as for his living quarters. Bancroft Park is located in Old Colorado City, which once served as Colorado's capital.  Bancroft Park is located on the south side of Colorado...Continue Reading!

11 areas to find Colorado Springs Historic properites

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Where are the Historic Homes in Colorado Springs? Search for Colorado Springs Homes Related Articles: Neighborhood Profile, Historic homes in the East End Addition in Central Colorado Springs Neighborhood Profile, Historic Old North End in Colorado Springs Average prices have increased for Homes in Central Colorado Springs 9 neighborhoods with Historic Colorado Springs Homes There are many neighborhoods in Colorado Springs with Historic homes, but these are some of the prime areas: 1. Old Colorado City Location: Historic West side of Colorado Springs Year Built: 1890 to 1920 Currently 10 properties...Continue Reading!

150 year Anniversary Celebration of Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  1859 Gold Rush Must Read Articles:   The Young Years of Colorado Springs Tea and crumpets in Colorado Springs The End of an Era in Colorado Springs An early history of Ft. Carson This Saturday, June 27th, is the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush at Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center in Cheyenne Canon from 10:00 am to 4;00 pm.   Enjoy some local gold mining history in the  area and at the same time learn from the prospectors who will be on hand...Continue Reading!

NORAD is still alive and smaller under Cheyenne Mountain

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog NORAD Must Read Articles Military After fierce competition Colorado Springs finally lands the Air Force Academy Military relocation? 6 tips to read before you buy a home An early history of Ft. Carson History of Ft. Carson part II   NORAD today, stills sits under the caverns of Cheyenne Mountain, even though its in a warm status.  It may not be as large as it once was due to the consolidation of NORAD and Northcom now housed mainly at Peterson Air Force Base, but its still there...Continue Reading!

Honoring Colorado Springs founder on the 100th anniversary of his death

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog General William Jackson Palmer Search for Historic Homes in Colorado Springs For other information on the General check out these articles: The Young Years of Colorado Springs Tea and crumpets in Colorado Springs The End of an Era in Colorado Springs Today marks the 100th anniversary of General William Jackson Palmer's death.  He died on March 13, 1909.  He fell off a horse in 1906 and was paralyzed from then until his death.  He wanted no fuss made about his death and his family had him...Continue Reading!

Air Force Academy is finally built in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Air Force Academy For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] Must Read Article: An early history of Ft. Carson After fierce competition Colorado Springs finally lands the Air Force Academy History of Ft. Carson part II The Federal Government and the Air Force considered the Academy's design extremely important. Air Force Secretary Talbott stated, " We want our structures to be as efficient and as flexible in their design as the most modern projected aircraft." The Air Force chose the nationally-recognized...Continue Reading!

After fierce competition Colorado Springs finally lands the Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Air Force Academy History Search for Homes in near the AFA in Colorado Springs Must Read Posts: An early history of Ft. Carson History of Ft. Carson part II After WWII, the Air Force decided that they needed their own military school.  A board was formed in 1950 that recommended the Air Force Academy be established without delay and also proposed that no less than 40% of their officers be academy graduates But where to put it?  Many cities and towns were lobbying for it, as...Continue Reading!

Charles Tutt, one of Colorado Springs Pioneers

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Search for Historic Homes in Colorado Springs Must Read Articles: The Young Years of Colorado Springs Tea and crumpets in Colorado Springs The End of an Era in Colorado Springs An early history of Ft. Carson I came across an article that stated the original Marion House Soup Kitchen located at 14 W. Bijou, once belonged to Charles and Josephine Tutt.  The home was a three story victorian built about 1890.  The Tutt's and their heirs were pioneers here in Colorado Springs and I've often heard...Continue Reading!

AdAmAn Club set to light off fireworks on Pikes Peak to celebrate 2009

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog AdAmAns Club For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] One of our areas most unique events is The AdAmAns Club annual trek up Pikes Peak to ring in the New Year.  This year is no exception. It all started in 1922.  In December of that year, five Colorado Springs men decided that they didn't want to attend anymore boring parties or dances to ring in the new year.  They decided to do something never done before...climb Pikes Peak...Continue Reading!

HOHOHO, NORAD is following Santa from Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Norad follows Santa For more than 50 years, NORAD(North American Aerospace Defense Command) has been following Santa's trip around the world and you too, can log on and see where Santa is at any time as he leaves the North Pole and flies around the world delivering his most precious presents. This site is opened until December 26 and is arguably the most viewed noncommercial site on December 24. How did NORAD, who keeps as all safe from unexpected attacks, become the one...Continue Reading!

Winifred Scott Stratton…why Colorado Springs loves him

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Winfred Scott Stratton Search for Historic Homes in Colorado Springs Must Read Articles: The Young Years of Colorado Springs Tea and crumpets in Colorado Springs The End of an Era in Colorado Springs An early history of Ft. Carson With Christmas fast approaching I was thinking about one of the city's richest people who gave his wealth to the entire city, kind of like Colorado Springs' own Santa Claus.  What a man he was...his name?  Winifred Scott Stratton and no one could have foreseen what he would...Continue Reading!

History of Ft. Carson part II

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Fort Carson History Search for Homes in Fort Carson Please check out the part 1 post if you haven't read:  An early history of Ft. Carson Part II starts in the early 1960's and will go through 2004.  I'll deal with Ft. Carson today in another article that will also give some great websites if you're being transferred here in the near future. During the early 1960's, Ft. Carson was home to only one major unit and was on McNamara's list of potential base closings.  This...Continue Reading!

An early history of Ft. Carson

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Part one of the early history of Ft. Carson Search for Homes in Colorado Springs Must Read Articles: The Founder of Colorado Springs, William Jackson Palmer The Young Years of Colorado Springs Tea and crumpets in Colorado Springs The End of an Era in Colorado Springs The history of Ft Carson started when Japan attacked  Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; and the United States declared war on Japan which soon included all the Axis Powers.  Officials in charge of selecting new sites for military installations went into immediate action,...Continue Reading!

VanBriggle Pottery set to move

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Van Briggle Newsflash!  Van Briggle Pottery Company has sold the old Midland Roundhouse which they've occupied since leaving the downtown area last century has sold the building and hopes to let the public know in the next two weeks where they'll be relocating.  Stay tuned. In the meantime, the old Midland Roundhouse , which is on the National Registry of Historic Places will be home to a very tough gym aimed at extreme sports enthusiasts.  They also hope to put in some...Continue Reading!

Old Colorado City Commercial district…fun to visit and lots of history

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog Old Colorado City during the early years Search for Homes in Colorado Springs The commercial district of Old Colorado City, located on W. Pikes Peak Ave., dates to the turn of the century (20th that is) when it was quite productive and prosperous.  Due to the closeness of the railroad yards and ore mills it became a transportation and gold processing center.  The railroads brought lots of tourists as well, creating a thriving hospitality business. The business district reflected this economy.  You could buy dry...Continue Reading!

What makes Veterans Day different from Memorial Day?

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] Did you know that most Americans confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day?  Both celebrate our Veterans but with one major difference.  Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation...Continue Reading!

The Colorado State Flag

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog   For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] Have you ever wondered how we got our flag of Colorado?  I was downtown the other day and saw it blowing in our breeze and it got me to wondering about it.  We'll here's a little history on how our flag came about. The Colorado State Flag was adopted by The Colorado State Legislature on June 5, 1911 after Colorado had been a state for about 40 years.  It was designed...Continue Reading!

Are streetcars going to become a reality in Colorado Springs?

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] I recently wrote a post on the Trolley Museum and how the volunteers are working so hard to bring back the trolley system that once ran in downtown Colorado Springs. A coalition the includes the Downtown Partnership, Downtown Development Authority, Mountain Metropolitan Transit (our bus system) and Colorado College are looking for bids  to study the feasibility of a streetcar line. This study will be done with (more…)Continue Reading!

Old Colorado City Springs to Life with a Vigilante System of Government

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog   Must Read Articles: The Founder of Colorado Springs, William Jackson Palmer The Young Years of Colorado Springs Tea and crumpets in Colorado Springs The End of an Era in Colorado Springs The cry went out!  There's gold in the Colorado Rockies.  This started Americans rushing to the gold fields in 1859, hoping to relieve some of the financial stress from the economic panic in 1857. As a result of the thousands of people entering the Pike's Peak region, several men incorporated themselves into the Colorado City Town...Continue Reading!

The End of an Era in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog  Colorado Springs History -- Palmer's Legacy Search for Historic Homes in Colorado Springs By 1901, with the population of Colorado Springs about 25,000, General Palmer was ready to take it easy as he entered his later years in life. After the death of Queen Palmer, in late 1894, the General had left for England to take care of her estate and bury her there.  He returned in  the summer of 1895 with his three daughters.  He knew nothing about raising girls, but he...Continue Reading!

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