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Antlers Cafe and Bar
Built as saloon adjacent to the Antler’s hotel circa 1905, The Antler’s Cafe and Bar has long been a community gathering place. It became a pool hall during prohibition then converted back into bar in the 1930’s with a back room for gambling until gambling was outlawed.
Barrows House
Built in 1906, the vernacular wood framed styled house was the predominant style found in mountain towns. Serving as a dairy farm between 1922 and 1946, Barrows Family bought it in 1951. James ‘Moose’ Barrows grew up in the house and was a part of the United States Ski team from 1965-1971
Bell Mercantile
Erected in 1910 by the bell brothers, this store building functioned as a company, store bank, and Doctors office over time. The second floor served as a boarding house. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall
Bennet House
Built in the late 1930s/early 1940s, this log cabin was originally erected to aide the breeding operation of R. Wayne Light of the F.M. Light family. In 1953, the property property was sold to Charlotte Perry, cofounder of Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School. Using the house as a summer home, she doubled the size, added a music room.
Boor-Redmond Ranch
First settled in the 1890s, the Redmond Family have maintained continuous ownership over the ranch since 1920. Nestled just outside of the flat top, resident Wanda Redmond was a 4-H leader, spending a year in DC as national 4-H scholar in 1961 and traveling to Japan for an international farm youth exchange. Wanda Redmond passed away in 2016 and was honored with Historic Routt County's Historic Preservation Leadership Award. Photo Credit: Yampa Valley Land Trust
Carpenter Ranch
Established in 1903, Ferry Carpenter took over the ranch in 1926. Ferry was Hayden's first attorney and established 2 schools in the area. Visits to the ranch can be coordinated with the Colorado Nature Conservancy. Photo Credit: The Nature Conservancy
Carver Power Plant
In anticipation of the railroad, the carver family built a coal fired power plant in 1900, making Steamboat the first electrified town in northwest Colorado. Routt County Sentinel wrote: “The electric light wires strung throughout the town give it a metropolitan appearance”
Chamber of Commerce Building
Built in 1960 by noted architect Eugene D. Sternberg, the original chamber of commerce building draws on Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonion Style, which valued the merging of natural and built environment. Currently it used by the Yampa Valley Land Trust.
Christian Science Society Building
One of the original anglo Steamboat settlers, Margaret Crawford became interested in the Christian Science faith in 1908. Though the congregation existed in Steamboat since then , they did not have their own building until several decades later in 1934, where it has been in continual use to this day. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall
Clark Schoolhouse
Built in 1915, it operated as an elementary school until 1961, at which Clark was absorbed into the Steamboat Springs School system, despite local opposition. When first operating, one teacher lived in the nearby teacherage and taught all students. The school also functioned as a community gathering center, hosting meetings, celebrations, 4-H events, among other gatherings.
Columbine
Established in 1881 to house miners at nearby Hahns Peak, this historic town had post office, a store, a coroner, and a Justice of the Peace. It soon became a popular stopping point for those passing through, including cattle and sheepmen, miners, loggers, hunters, fisherman and outdoor enthusiasts. Built in pioneer log and rustic style, the village is still used to house recreational visitors today
Crags Ranch District
Homesteaded in 1895 by Leon and Mary Green, where they built a house, barn, shop/blacksmith forge, a cellar, a buggy shed, and a chicken coop using wood from their land. The house was a popular stopping point for travelers and job- seekers, who were always provided a meal.
Crawford House
Built in 1896, the Crawford housed original American Settlers and founders of Steamboat Springs, the Crawford Family. The large stone houses, built in romanesque revival style from local materials, was the grandest house in town. The house was a gathering place for weddings, funerals, literary societies, and more!
Crossans M & A Market
Built in 1903, Crossans M & A Market served Yampa as a general store for 61 years. More than a market, a general merchandise store was an important social hub as well. Cowboys, sheepherders, preachers, lawyers, housewives and school teachers all gathered at the store. It was a place where a cowboy could find a woman to take to the dance.
Delli Quadri House
Built in 1923 in the craftsman style, the location of the house expanded the town's boundaries and represents the growth of Steamboat.
Diamond Window Cabin:
Built in the early 1900s, this isolated cabin was the located in Stagecoach where horse drawn stagecoaches and wagons made the three-day trip from the railroad station at Wolcott through Yampa to Steamboat Springs from the late 1880s through 1909, before the Moffat Railroad began to provide passenger and freight service to the county.
F.M. Light House
Francis Marion Light purchased 2 lots of land in Steamboat without water or plumbing. For their first 4 years his family carried water from soda creek. In 1905, Light opened a store downtown to serve ranching needs. By 1910, it became one of the largest in the county and is still operated by the Light family in downtown Steamboat. Lights success lead to a new home with running water and electricty. Built in 1908 the Light home In the winter of 1908, 18-inch sandstone blocks from the Emerald Mountain quarry across town were hauled by horse- drawn sled to the site to become t he basement foundation and walls of the two-story, columned, frame house with a wrap-around porch.
Fiebing House
Constructed by author and historian, John Rolfe Burroughs in 1947, in the rustic style, the house was handcrafted out of pioneer logs using traditional techniques.
First National Bank Building
Erected in 1905, this building housed the first national bank in Steamboat, reflecting the economic prosperity and growth in the area. The local sandstones marking the corner quoins arched entrance and window are stylistic traits of the rare romanesque revival architecture in which this building was designed. The bank outgrew this building in and moved across the street in 1919. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall
Foidel Canyon Schoolhouse:
Built in 1925 by local residents, this school served Hayden, Oak Creek, and Steamboat Springs, where children rode horses and skis to get there.The school operated until 1957. Falling into disrepair in the late 20th century, it was listed on the national register of historic places in 1983.
Hahns Peak Area Historical Society
The Historical Society maintains several historic buildings in the area, including the Wither cabin and school house. It also includes a museum housing mining artifacts from the gold rush, and a replicated pole barn.
Hahns Peak Lookout
Hahns Peak Lookout was constructed by the forrest service between 1908-1912. It served as a fire lookout until the early 1950's. This lookout was a part of a network of lookouts to pinpoint exact fire locations. In the 1940's it was repurposed as a national security to watch the skies for fighter jets during World War II.
Hahns Peak Schoolhouse
The Hahns Peak Schoolhouse, is the oldest lumber sided school in North Routt County that remains on its original site. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall
Halteman-Lewis House
Built in 1892, it originally served as a parsonage for the congregational church to house their minister. It remained a parsonage until 1989. Though the Queen Anne architecture style was popular during the time it was built, it was rare in Routt County due to the lack of building materials in the area.
Harmony Ranch
Hayden - House
Built in 1910, the rooming house functioned as 1 of 3 hotels in Hayden and is the last one still standing. Noted for it ornamental concrete block building style, it is a unique architectural style indicative of the rise in concrete material use during the first half of the 20th century. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall
Hayden Granary/ Co-Operative Elevator Company
Originally Built in 1917, the cooperative included wooden grain elevator, drive-through unloading area, scales house and sales office and was used to store and process grains until 1988. The granary is a reflection of rural small town agriculture and heritage. Today the granary is the home of the Wild Goose Coffee shop and The FIND salvaged and improved furniture Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall
Hayden Heritage Center
Originally built as the Hayden Depot, the train connected this isolated community to the rest of the state. The first train arrived in 1913, prompting the first Routt County Fair, which became an annual event. The Depot was erected in 1918 and now functions as the Hayden Heritage Center, a local history museum. Photo Credit: Hayden Heritage Center
Hersom House
Howelsen Hill
Humble Ranch
John Rolfe Burroughs District
Lithia Spring
The first tourist attraction in Steamboat, it was originally used by Ute Indians for revitalization purposes. The springs contain a high amount of lithium. In 1934 HW Gossard built stone columns at the entrance a small structure to house a spring attendant. He also bottled the water, calling it :Miraquelle" and distributed it in his Model T pick up truck.
Little Snake River Museum
The Little Snake River Museum houses local history of Savery, Wyoming and has over 15 historic buildings, including homesteading cabins, and old school houses, covering the fascinating people and events in Savery, Wyoming. Photo Credit: Little Snake River Museum
Mad Creek Barn
Built in 1905, James (Harry) Ratliff in the old pioneer style, Harry was opposed to the formation of the forrest service and the stringent rules that followed. In order to gain ranchers' support, Harry was appointed Forrest Guard. After learning about the Forrest Service's Mission, he supported the conservation of federal and public lands and made significant progress towards achieving that goal, including limiting cattle grazing and timber cutting.
Maxwell Building
Built in 1908, it was originally used as a local kiln for bricks before the advent of the local railroad depot, the Maxwell Building had orders for 20,000 bricks. Later the Maxwell housed the Post Office and a soda fountain, making it a popular place for social gathering. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall
Mesa Schoolhouse
Built in 1916, this schoolhouse contained a classroom, library, coal storage, and stove. It hosted dances, plays, dinners, and community celebrations. It was closed in 1959 due to school system consolidation and became in a hunting lodge in the 70’s and a Brostrom family home in 1975 until purchased by Historic Routt County and the City of Steamboat Springs. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall
Mountain Architecture House
Museum of Northwest Colorado
Built in 1922 as an armory and community center, this building served as a Colorado National Guard Station and Craig community hub, hosting dances, plays, and sports events. Today it houses the Museum of Northwest Colorado, featuring cowboy and outlaw artifacts. This Museum is located in Moffat County. Photo Credit: History Colorado
Norvell House
Perry-Mansfield School of Theatre and Dance
Charlotte Perry born and raised in Denver started her famous dance camp with good friend Portia Mansfield in 1914. Originally located in Lake Eldora outside of Boulder, Perry and Mansfield moved to Strawberry Park above Steamboat Springs in 1914, to avoid prying eyes of men who would often spy on the dancers in Lake Eldora. It is the oldest continuously operating dance camp in the country. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall
Peters House
Built in 1928 in a craftsman bungalow style, it was inspired by the Greene brothers of California who began designing and selling house kit for the simple to elaborate structures to be constructed across the country in the early 1900s.
Pioneer Building
Built in 1923, the Pioneer Building served as a restaurant, bar, card room, and hotel until the late 1970s. Locals considered the establishment a flophouse, if not a brothel and it was known across the sate for its wild parties.
Rabbit Ears Motel Sign
Rabbit Ears Motel was built in 1953 due to the influx of tourists after World War II. The sign marking the motel was originally bright green and dark red, with yellow trim. The rabbit's eyes flashing neon, giving it the appearance that it was looking back and forth. The Colorado Department of Transportation required that the rabbit’s flashing eyes an be removed in the late 1970s due to a State law prohibiting animated signs along national highways. Photo Credit: History Colorado
Ralph Drake House
Erected in 1918, the Ralph Drake house is built in the Craftsman bungalow style popular throughout the country through the 1920s.
Rehder Ranch
An icon in Northwest Colorado’s settlement history, Rehder ranch and affiliated properties tell the story of homesteading on an isolated frontier. Herbert Happel applied for his homestead in 1914. Later selling it to the Rehder brothers as a hunting lodge, the family has continuously lived on and added to the property for over 90 years. In 2009, the Rehder family gifted the ranch as a museum and the land as a nature preserve.
Rock Creek Stage Station
Built in 1878, the rock creek station served as a halfway house for the first mail service into the yampa valley, contributing to the increasing population in the area. Built by James and Clark Gates, the first floor served as a home while the second was a staging area.. A long log-chinked structure, the Rock Creek station operated as a hotel, post office, and staging site for hunting expeditions. There is evidence that it also functioned as a stable on the second floor and loft. The building fell out of use in the 1940’s. Photo Credit: Colorado Preservation
Routt County Court House
The county seat moved from Hahns Peak to Steamboat Springs in 1912 and the court house was built in 1923, Renaissance Revival style. . The cornerstone contains time capsule holding copper box with memorabilia including an American flag; a letter from anglo town founder, James Crawford, and a local newspaper.
Routt County National Bank Building
Originally the site of a civic park intended to house the Routt County Court House, though Steamboat was not yet the county seat, this lot sat empty until 1919. Due to the coming of the railroad, business and population boomed and the need for land rose. The First National Bank of Steamboat, having outgrown their lot across the street, erected this building for their expansion. During the great depression, they went out of business, and later merged the Banks of Steamboat Springs. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall
Seedhouse Guard Station District
The original guard station, built in 1910, was established for the drying of lodge pole and spruce seeds collected from squirrel caches, then heated and dried, and later distributed, giving it the name The Seedhouse. After 1913 the operation became unpopular and costly, and and the building was used as a seasonal ranger station. This building was replaced by the current one in 1934 by a simple, two-room, frame administrative building serving the same purpose. Today it the guard station houses the seasonal Seedhouse campground manager
Semotan Ranch
The ranch is made up of buildings that have been relocated from neighboring properties. Many of these buildings were put on logs and pulled by horses to move them to their present locations. The main house, built in the 1950s, originally served as a scale house, keeping scale measurements for the market. The barn, built in 1911-13, was once used as the Long Gulch School House. The Semotan family who bought the propert in 1958 were instrumental in the development of the Quarter Horse breed.
Skee In Cafe
Built in 1911, with an ornate brick façade, large display windows and transoms, the original purpose was unknown. It became a popular dining place and local favorite.
Solandt Memorial Hospital
Built to honor late physician, Dr. John Solandt, in 1923, it served as a hospital for HAyden and surrounding areas, financed through community fundraising.When it first opened it was the only fully equipped, certified, modern hospital. It closed down in 1967 when no doctor could be found. Today it houses offices for doctors and nonprofits. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall
St Paul's Episcopal Church
Episcopalians in Steamboat originally were served by bishops who would travel by horseback or by wagon to hold services in town. The community 1897 purchased lots on the corner of 9th and Oak Street in 1897, and built St Paul's Churuch in 1913, fundraising through a pioneer cookbook which included business advertisements. The old stone church was built from donated stone carved out of the Emerald Mountain quarry and is still in use today.
Steamboat Laundry Building
This building served as a laundry for the town of Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas from 1910 until the 1960. For a time it was the only modern laundry in Northwest Colorado and served clientele as far as Wyoming. Photo Credit: Steam Rails to Ski Trails
Steamboat Springs Depot
Built in 1909, the town raised $15,00 in the early 1900’s in order to bring railroad service to Steamboat. The railroad caused the a major population and subsequent business boom in Steamboat and service continued until 1972 when the town once again raised funds to transform it into the home for the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall
Strawberry Hot Springs
Ute tribes often frequented the hot springs due to its medicinal and sacred qualities. The heat is most likely emitted from fault lines coming off of extinct volcano, Hahns Peak. Today there are several bath houses built around the springs.
Suit-Sus Cabin
Built in 1920, the single-story, chinked lodgepole log cabin housed Elmer, Cora, and Alma Baer. Elmer was on the Town and School District Boards, while his brother Charles served as Postmaster. Alma began Home Economics program at the Steamboat High School.
Summit Creek Ranger Station
Constructed in 1912, the ranger station reflects a shift in federal values from ownership to conservationist during the early years of the National forrest service. Ranger stations were places in the forrest during those times in order to allow rangers to protect the forests in their care. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall
The Laramore Barn
Built in 1922 by John Laramore, the barn The barn is one of the few wood frame barns from the 1920s still in Steamboat and serves as a reminder of the County’s agricultural roots.
The Squire Building
Built in 1908, the Squire building originally used as a local kiln for bricks before the advent of the local railroad depot, the Squire Building had orders for 20,000 bricks. Later the Squire housed the Post Office and a soda fountain, making it a popular place for social gathering.
Tracks and Trail Museum
Built in 1927, this building originally served as the Town Hall for Oak Creek. Today it houses the Tracks and Trails museum which hosts artifacts pertaining to Oak Creek's local history from mining to the railroad. Photo Credit: Tracks and Trails Museum
Tread of the Pioneer Museum
Originally built in 1908, this Queen Anne-style Victorian home tells the story of homesteading in Steamboat Springs. Now housing The Tread of The Pioneers, the Museum not only engages with the pioneer lifestyle in their victorian house exhibit but also explores the region’s legacy of Native Americans, ranching, and mining.
Yampa Egeria Museum
Built in 1904 as the Bank of Yampa, this building later was converted into a library. Today it houses the local history of Yampa, including the original bank safe and the old jail next door. Contact the town of Yampa, to schedule a visit
Yock Cabin
Built at the turn of the century, the Yock Family Homestead is a part of the iconic More Barn park. Together the Cabin and the barn served as a dairy farm for the valley.

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