Peterson House - Lakewood, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 42.128 W 105° 05.015
13S E 492834 N 4394701
Quick Description: This structure was relocated to the Lakewood Heritage Center when destruction was threatened by a dam project on Bear Creek.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2012 8:02:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMFV55
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
"Originally located in the Bear Creek area, the house was moved to its present location during the mid-1980s as part of a US Army Corps of Engineers project. Dating from the 1880s, the wood frame farm house is typical of the vernacular Victorian era architecture of the region. The shiplap sided walls of the primarily 1½-story residence are painted. A one-story historic addition completes the L-shaped plan, and the gabled roofs are covered with wood shingles. The property was leased to the Peterson family in 1899." (from (visit link) )

Although called the Peterson House, the Peterson's never lived there--they only leased it. The original owners were the Steer's, who ran a dairy. The Peterson's then continued to run the dairy until 1975. The house is on the grounds of the Lakewood Heritage Center, which has free admission.
Street address:
797 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO USA


County / Borough / Parish: Jefferson

Year listed: 1981

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Education

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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