Built around 1908
The Sullivan House
210 East Elizabeth Street
Tour this house during the historic homes tour on september 14th!
There are many historic homes in Fort Collins that are private residences, so you only get a chance to see inside them if you live in one, or you’re friends with someone who does. Except for once a year in September when the Poudre Landmarks Foundation hosts their Historic Homes Tour. This year, you’ll be able to tour this American Foursquare built in 1908. Docents will be on hand to tell you about the architecture and history of the building.
This house has been home to a superintendent at the Great Western Sugar Factory, several college students, an Assistant District Attorney and president of the Larimer County Bar Association, the head of the general counsel for the US Department of Agriculture, and a three-term Fort Collins mayor.
Poudre Landmarks foundation
The Poudre Landmarks Foundation cares for the Avery House, which was built in 1879, and the Fort Collins Waterworks, which was built in 1883. Both of these sites are included as part of the Historic Homes Tour, so be sure to check them out!
Don’t Miss this event!
Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The tour includeas six private residences, an historic Inn, and two historic city-owned properties to tour guests. This year’s tour showcases many styles of Old Town Fort Collins historic homes built between 1879 and 1961: Victorian, Italianate, Cottage, American Foursquare, Masonry Ranch, and Minimal Traditional. The Edwards House Inn and the city-owned 1879 Avery House and 1883 Water Works are also part of the tour. The Avery House, Edwards House, and 2 of the private tour homes are accessible from the Mountain Avenue trolley. Guests visit the homes and travel between tour properties at their own pace and in any order. Knowledgeable docents guide attendees through each location, pointing out architectural features, historical highlights, and details about how each home has been preserved and upgraded over the years
ride your bike!
Have a Bike-Friendly Tour!
Our sincere thanks to the City of Fort Collins, “FC Moves” and PACE for making this the most bike-friendly tour ever! FC Moves created the bike route and loaned us the bike racks for tour day. They also donated prizes: 3 commuting kits that include a helmet, set of bike lights, bike bell and leg strap. Just fill out the Evaluation form and indicate that you rode your bike. Prizes will be awarded through the drawing from qualifying forms. PACE has generously offered us up to 50 discounted bike rides on tour day. Just download the PACE app, set up a rider profile, plug in the promo code ‘HOMESTOUR19’ and enjoy the tour!
Visiting the Fort Collins Water Works is a great opportunity to learn about local history, architecture, and the importance of water to our community.
The historic Edwards House Inn will also be open and available to tour on the September 14th.
The 1948 photo of the house is from an old county assessor’s record accessed through the Archive at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (210ELZ48).
The photo of the Edwards House is from the property owner and was accessed through Google.
My name is Peter Seekell, now living in Cheyenne, and formerly of Ft. Collins and Bellvue. I’ve been searching for more information about the Allen Dwight Dickerson’s sawmill near West White Pine Mountain. I’ve been restoring an old pickup that had Allen’s name on the title, then William H. Porter’s from whom I purchased the truck. I’ve been reading Apples of the Mummy’s Eye by Elyse D. Deffke which is a great book about the family, but if you could relate any more information about the sawmill and Allen Dickerson I’d be grateful.