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You Are Invited! 
29th Annual 
Saturday, September 14th 
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tickets Available at Downtown Ace Hardware, The Cupboard, Perennial Gardener/Sense of Place, Fort Collins Nursery, Clay's Ace Hardware 
Historic Homes Tour
& Silent Auction
Saturday, September 14th
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost per person:

 $20 in advance/$25 day of tour


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Saturday, September 14th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cost per person: $25  

Ticket purchase deadline:

Wednesday, September 11th


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Metcalfe House 
highlights three centuries of architecture in Fort Collins. From 
Gothic to Craftsman to Mid-Century Modern and beyond, homes and public buildings on Tour this year represent styles from the 1800s to the 2000s. Although period exteriors of the homes are retained or slightly modified, the interior decorating skills and creativity of the present owners will remind Tour goers that vintage homes can be comfortable, contemporary settings for active family living.


Added attractions for the Tour this year will be a Silent Auction held at the Schaap House at 722 West Mountain Avenue and a display of exquisite vintage clothing at the Avery House representing three generations of the Hollowell family of Fort Collins. 


Timeless Treasure Historic Homes Tour  tickets purchased online may be picked up on Tour Day, Sept. 14th, at the Avery House at 328 West Mountain Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80521 beginning at 10 a.m.  Please bring your PayPal receipt to exchange for your ticket.  Tickets also available the day of the tour for $25 at each of the homes.

Hunter House
LANDMARK    LUNCHEON  could be brunch, garden party, or lunch, depending on tour goers' preferences, but everyone will want to linger at the "Hunter House" to fully absorb its magnificent surroundings. Chuck and Tami Tallent are pleased to share with Luncheon ticket holders the results of their home's recent renovation. The English Revival Cottage style home at 1315 Remington St. was built in 1930 and received Local Landmark status in 1994. Nearby neighbors include the popular Colorado State University Performing Arts Center and the university's Annual Flower Trial Garden.
Advance ticket purchase only. Ticket purchase deadline Wednesday, September 11th.  A limited number of tickets will be sold for this event so purchase your tickets now!   



Landmark Luncheon tickets purchased online may be picked up at 1315 Remington Street on Tour Day, Sept. 14th, beginning at 10 a.m. Please bring your PayPal receipt to exchange for your ticket.


Historic Homes Tour

Brief Historic Homes Tour House Descriptions



Schaap House


722 West Mountain Avenue


This 1908 dwelling has a history of numerous owners. One resident who lived in the home longer than most during the 1920s was Leigh Schaap, owner of Ideal Furniture Company. The house displays an eclectic style most closely resembling Dutch Colonial Revival, particularly in the large gambrel front gable. The present owners are themselves architects and have remodeled the interior by moving a number of walls and repurposing several rooms. At the rear of the home they added a pantry, fireplace, and tile on the first floor and extended the upstairs master bedroom.




634 Remington


Franklin Avery sold this lot to William Metcalfe in 1891, and Metcalfe then constructed the present house about 1900. The dwelling features coursed red sandstone, carved stone window trim, an unusual combination of a Gothic dormer and a Romanesque window, and stone roof finial. Local architect Montezuma Fuller may have designed the house although the connection cannot be conclusively demonstrated. The dwelling itself is a charming reminder of the Victorian era, when Richardson Romanesque held sway in America.


425 Remington Street


Built in 1903, the Joseph Glicks retired here in 1908, and the ensuing decades saw several other owners. Representative of Queen Anne style, it includes architectural features such as hipped roof, gables, dormer, bay window, decorative shingles, half round windows, wrap around front porch, and Tuscan columns. Inside, the present owner has retained original features such as the breadboard wainscoting, farmhouse sink, claw foot tub, exposed brick walls, and exposed stone foundation at the basement staircase.


Levy House


1125 West Oak Street


An earlier house at this site was constructed in the 1920s. It was replaced in 2007 by the current home that incorporates both Prairie and bungalow styles in its overall design. The homeowners consciously chose "green" elements, including the use of solar panels, a geothermal heat pump, and local materials. The house is certified Built Green Colorado. Designs in several of the windows and light fixtures reflect Frank Lloyd Wright influence.




Price House


1509 Westview Avenue


Designated a Local Landmark in 2013, this distinctive home was designed by James Hunter. Hunter designed Lory Student Center, Morgan Library, and Danforth Chapel at Colorado State University. The house represents the Mid-century Modern Movement, with a horizontal orientation, large sandstone chimney, fašade window wall, and attached carport. These "usonian" features are indicative of the ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright, as are the exposed beams, cork flooring, and unstained fir walls.



Former Washington School
Colorado State University 
Early Childhood Center 
(former Washington School)

223 Shields Street


Washington School began life as one of a handful of early twentieth-century schools that still exist in Fort Collins. Built in 1919, it reflected Progressive era ideas of child psychology and the need to make schools more nurturing for younger students. Architects Frank Frewen and Earl Morris designed the Craftsman-inspired building with its "C" shaped floor plan. In 2011, Poudre School District sold the building to Colorado State University for its Early Childhood Center.


Landmark Luncheon
Hunter House
Hunter House
1315 Remington Street

Even a casual glance reveals to the onlooker the distinctive nature 
of this home. The house and matching garage are excellent representatives of the English Revival Cottage style, of which there are limited examples in Fort Collins.

This style reached its peak of popularity in the United States in the 1920s.  Note such typical features as the false thatch roofline, small dormer, round and segmental arched windows, gabled entrance bay, and courtyard of brick and wrought iron.  It comes as no surprise that the home was designated a Local Landmark in 1994 and appeared on the Historic Homes Tour the following year. Time has only enhance the property, for nowadays the University Center for the Arts and Colorado State University Trial Flower Garden are in close proximity, lending a relaxed and cultured atmosphere to this picturesque cottage.  

Thank You To Our Tour Sponsors
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Downtown Ace Hardware
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Janell Prussman - ReMax Alliance
Wattle & Daub Contractors
Nagle Warren Mansion
Bank of Colorado
Clay's Ace Hardware
Downtown Business Association
Kitchen & Bath Design Center
Mawson Lumber
Perennial Gardener/Sense of Place
The Light Center
Sears Trostel
St. Peter's Fly Shop
Stewart Title
Wells Fargo 
Aggie Liquor
Black's Glass
Darvier Jewelry Design
Dellenbach Motors
Fort Collins Landscaping
Fort Collins Nursery
Fort Collins Tree Care
Markley Motors
Ranchway Feed
Schaefer & Kaines Dentistry
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