Leiffer House

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Leiffer House
Leiffer House Estes Park CO.jpg
Leiffer House is located in Colorado
Leiffer House
Nearest city Estes Park, Colorado
Coordinates 40°16′34″N 105°32′42″W / 40.27611°N 105.54500°W / 40.27611; -105.54500Coordinates: 40°16′34″N 105°32′42″W / 40.27611°N 105.54500°W / 40.27611; -105.54500
Built 1923
Architect Ralston, Frank
Architectural style Other
Governing body National Park Service
NRHP Reference # 78000278
Added to NRHP August 2, 1978[1]

The Leiffer House, also known as the Kidd-Fink House, was built in 1923 near Estes Park, Colorado. The house was built in a rustic style, using fire-killed timber in a unique local adaptation of the American Craftsman style more prevalent in Southern California. The land was owned from 1901 to 1917 by Enos A. Mills, the "father of Rocky Mountain National Park". Mills sold the property to May L. Kidd, who built the house. The house and its furnishings were donated to the National Park Service, which took possession in 1988.[2][3]

See also[edit]

National Register of Historic Places listings in Larimer County, Colorado

Thanks to Skip Betts of Estes Park, former museum curator at Rocky Mountain National Park, for pointing out that this photograph is not the Leiffer House. Go to the National Register directly to see the actual building. Sybil Barnes Librarian, Rocky Mountain National Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Leiffer House". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2009-01-10. 
  3. ^ D. Ferrell Atkins (August 14, 1977). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Leiffer House PDF (306 KB). National Park Service.