Byers-Evans House

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Byers-Evans House
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Byers-Evans House is located in Colorado
Byers-Evans House
Location 1310 Bannock St., Denver, Colorado
Coordinates 39°44′14″N 104°59′22″W / 39.73722°N 104.98944°W / 39.73722; -104.98944Coordinates: 39°44′14″N 104°59′22″W / 39.73722°N 104.98944°W / 39.73722; -104.98944
Area less than one acre
Built 1880
Architectural style Late Victorian, Victorian Eclectic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 70000158[1]
Added to NRHP August 25, 1970

The Byers-Evans House Museum is a historic house museum in Denver, Colorado, USA.

History[edit]

The Byers-Evans house was built in 1883 by William Byers, the founder of the Rocky Mountain News and was sold to William Gray Evans in 1889.[2] It is an Italianate style house which had several additions made to it over the years. William Evans lived in the home with his wife Cornelia Lunt Gray and their four children, John, Josephine, Margaret and Katharine. William's mother, Margaret Patten Gray Evans, former first lady of Colorado, moved into the home in 1900 with her unmarried daughter, Anne Evans. Members of the Evans family continued to live in the home until 1981.

The house was donated to the Colorado Historical Society in 1981, along with the entire contents of the house. The house has been restored to the 1912–1924 period and includes approximately 90% of the original furniture, glassware, china, and other household items belonging to the Evans family.[3]

Byers-Evans House Museum[edit]

The Byers-Evans House Museum is located in Denver, Colorado, at 1310 Bannock St, directly behind the Denver Art Museum.

The museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 Am to 4 PM. Guided house tours are offered at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30. The museum may not be viewed by self-guided tour. Admission costs for the house tours are $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $4 for children aged 6–12. Admission to the gallery is free.[4]

The Byers-Evans House Gallery participates in First Friday Art Walks on the first Friday of the month from 5 to 9 PM. Admission to the gallery for First Friday is free.

The museum is administered by History Colorado.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ http://www.coloradohistory.org/be/
  3. ^ Byers-Evans Volunteer Handbook
  4. ^ "History Colorado website". http://www.historycolorado.org/museums/byers-evans-house-museum. 

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