Dexter Cabin

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Dexter Cabin
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The cabin in 2011.
Dexter Cabin is located in Colorado
Dexter Cabin
Location 912 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, Colorado, USA
Coordinates 39°15′7″N 106°17′17″W / 39.25194°N 106.28806°W / 39.25194; -106.28806Coordinates: 39°15′7″N 106°17′17″W / 39.25194°N 106.28806°W / 39.25194; -106.28806
Built 1879
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No style listed
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 70000163[1]
Added to NRHP August 25, 1970

Dexter Cabin was the Leadville, Colorado home and hunting lodge of James V. Dexter, a mining investor and businessman. Although it is a cabin, the interior has been described as "surprisingly plush,"[2] "elegantly finished,"[3] and "incredibly ornate.".[4]

It is a Colorado State Historic Site and is operated as a museum by the state under History Colorado, together with Healy House. The two are located within the Leadville Historic District, which is itself a National Historic Landmark. Dexter Cabin was moved to its present location next to Healy House.

Dexter Cabin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "History of the Healy House & Dexter Cabin". Museums. History Colorado. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mining-Related Properties in the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties" (PDF). Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Colorado Historical Society. December 1, 2006. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dexter Cabin & Healy House, Leadville, CO". HistoriCorps. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 

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