List of Manitou Springs Historic District buildings
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|Name or title||Image||Type||Street||Street number||Comment|
|Red Crags||High-style||El Paso Boulevard||302||Dr. William Abraham Bell ran Red Crags Sanatorium as a tuberculosis hospital. The building was constructed in 1889. Currently it is a bed and breakfast.|
|Craftwood Inn||High-style||El Paso Boulevard||404||Craftwood was first a coppersmith's workshop and later a restaurant, "attracting dignitaries and celebrities."|
|Rockledge and Onaledge||High-style||El Paso Boulevard||328||Rockledge, built in 1913, was the home of Edward Harrison Heath, a farm journal publisher. It is now a bed and breakfast, as is Onaledge, which was a Craftwood Association residence.|
|Nolan House||High-style||Grand Avenue||2||The home was built in 1890 for John Nolan who owned several saloons and a Cripple Creek gambling hall.|
|Redstone Castle||High-style||Iron Mountain||Off of Pawnee, stands by itself at a high elevation, also called Crawford House.|
|Miramont Castle||High-style||Capitol Hill||9||The Queene Anne style buildings, with other European castle influences, was built for Father Francolon by the Gillis Brothers in 1895. It is now a museum.|
|Public Library||Institutional||Manitou Avenue||701||The library was built in 1911 with funding from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation and is the first permanent library in the city.|
|Hydro-Electric Plant||Institutional||Ruxton||540||The 1905 building has a "modernistic and formal facade" of red brick. Its front is "dominated by two large arched windows with fanlights."|
|Crystal Valley Cemetery||Institutional||Plainview||End||The cemetery is located in southeastern Manitou Springs. At the entrance is a green sandstone building and stone walls. A notable structure is the Egyptian Revival mausoleum of the Richards family.|
|First Ute Path||Institutional||Shelf||1872||The 1872 Shelf Road was the first Ute Pass road that runs along Fountain Creek. A "remnant" of the road is located near U.S. Highway 24 and Serpentine Drive. It was built "to service suppliers to the mining camps beyond South Park."|
|Congregational Church||Church||Pawnee||101||Built in 1880, the church is the oldest continuous use Congregational Church in Colorado.|
|Our Lady of Perpetual
Help Catholic Church
|Church||Ruxton||218||"A Gothic and Shingle style small 'country' church - done in a simple, symmetrical style with a repeated front gable and entry motif. A greenstone rustic bridge leads across Ruxton Creek and a cobblestone
grotto and several walls surround the church."
|St. Andrew's Episcopal
|Church||Manitou Avenue||808||A chapel was built in 1880 and was originally located on Canon Avenue. In 1885 it was moved across Canon Avenue. Then in 1905 the St. Andrew's Episopal Church was built at Manitou and Canon Avenues.|
|Yount's Quarry||Industrial||Highway 24||Below Rainbow Falls, west of town. Green sandstone from the quarry was used in the construction of buildings, porches, walls and foundations in Manitou Springs.|
|Midland Railroad||Industrial||Beginning 1887, Midland Railroad ran through Manitou Springs, crossed Ruxton Avenue near the Manitou Incline and then up Ute Pass. The railway contributed to the development of resorts along Ute Pass, but "never had great financial success." Investors included Jerome B. Wheeler, J. J. Hagerman, and Irving Howbert. Some reinforced embankments and tunnels remain, but the tracks have been removed.|
|Manitou Incline||Industrial||Ruxton||The incline was built in 1907 as a tourist attraction. Passengers reached the top of the incline via cable cars where they had access to a picnic area and refreshment facility. It was lighted at night during the summers.|
|Cog Railroad||Industrial||Ruxton||515||The cog railway, built in 1891, continues to be a means of transportation up Pikes Peak. Memorial Park is home to one of the early engines.|
|Barker House||Hotels and lodging||Manitou Avenue||819||The original structure for the Barker House was built in 1872. In 1880 Charles Barker purchased the building and expanded it into the present "large resort hotel".|
|Grand View Hotel||Hotels and lodging||Osage||935||The hotel was built in the 1880s. It is a large frame building with wooden siding.|
|Cliff House||Hotels and lodging||Canon||306||The Cliff House was built in 1874, has a reputation as the "finest hotel" in Manitou Springs and has lodged "numerous" famous individuals.|
|Boarding Houses||Hotels and lodging||Winter Street||442, 444||The boarding houses are large square frame buildings.|
|El Colorado Lodge||Hotels and lodging||Manitou Avenue||23||Built in 1926, it was "a benchmark of motor-travel camps of the West."|
|McLaughlin Family Lodge||Hotels and lodging||Crystal Park||183||Log or slab siding cabins surround a central lodge.|
|Wheeler Bank||Commercial||Manitou Avenue||717-719||Built in 1888, it was Manitou Springs first bank. Its building was used as an opera house and a dry goods store.|
|Leddy Block||Commercial||Manitou Avenue||734||The masonry building was built by the Gillis Brothers in 1891.|
|Manitou Spa||Commercial||Manitou Avenue||934||It is a historic building located along Fountain Creek in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Once used as a mineral water bathhouse or spa, the building now used for stores and other businesses. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.|
|Iron Geyser and Pavilion||Special features||Ruxton Avenue||J. C. Hiestand drilled the geyser in 1910 that used to erupt every 30 minutes. Now, spring water is available from a fountain.|
|Cheyenne Spring House||Special features||Manitou Avenue||934||Around the turn of the 20th century, the spring was enclosed in the red sandstone spring house.|
|Public Stairway||Special features||Capitol Hill||At Capitol Hill and Iron Road|
|Wheeler Clock||Special features||Manitou Avenue||802||To commemorate the opening of the Manitou Mineral Water Company, Jerome B. Wheeler, had the Wheeler Clock built in 1890. The goddess Hebe represents the purported youth-giving properties of Manitou Springs water, which used to flow from the sculpture.|
|Rainbow Falls||Special features||Serpentine Drive||Near||Fountain Creek, near U.S. Highway 24 and Serpentine Drive. In 1872 the old wagon road through Ute Pass started at Rainbow Falls, or Ute Pass Falls. In 1932 a new road was built that better accommodated automotive vehicles. The falls are now partially obscured by U.S. Highway 24. It is located in the Fountain Creek watershed drainage area, following Ute Pass (U.S. Highway 24) eastward from Woodland Park.|
|Manitou Place stairway||Stonework||Manitou Avenue||900 block||Stairway from the 900 block of Manitou Avenue to Manitou Place, roughly in the location of the Grand View Hotel.|
|Residential stonework||Stonework||Washington||131||Walls, stairway, porch piers, foundation and garage|
|Bridge over Fountain Creek||Stonework||Manitou Avenue||502||Bridge over Fountain Creek at the eastern edge of Memorial Park at Old Man's Trail. Prior to the construction of the stone "Bridge over Fountain Creek" over Old Man's Trail, there was a bridge constructed to deliver visitors to the Manitou House Hotel. The hotel, the first in Manitou Springs, was built by William Jackson Palmer and William Abraham Bell, who had founded the resort town.|
|House||Victorian||Unknown||106||Turret and shingles|
|House||Victorian||Duclo||719||Turret and shingles|
|House||Victorian||Deer Path||112||Center gable|
|House||Victorian||Cave||103||Five dormer gables|
|House||Victorian||Deer Path||114||One story with wrap-around porch|
|House||Victorian||Osage||945||L-shaped with horizontal wing and porch.|
|House||Cabin||Crystal Park Road||102|
|Manitou Springs, Colorado|
- Victorian is Vernacular Victorian Frame
- Manitou Springs Historic District Nomination Form. History Colorado. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
- "Manitou Springs Historic Plaque Tour" (PDF). City of Manitou Springs - Historic Preservation Commission. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- National Register of Historic Places in El Paso County, Colorado. American Dreams. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
- Deborah Harrison (2012). Manitou Springs: Then & Now. Arcadia Publishing. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-7385-9596-2.
- "Rainbow Falls Recreation Area Master Plan" (PDF). Thomas & Thomas for El Paso County Parks. March 9, 2011. pp. 4–10. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
- "Historic Structures Assessment Report" (PDF). Atkinson-Nolan and Associates and the Collaborative, inc. for The City of Manitou Springs. p. 7. Retrieved May 18, 2013.