Dexter Cabin

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Dexter Cabin
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The cabin in 2011.
Dexter Cabin is located in Colorado
Dexter Cabin
Dexter Cabin is located in the US
Dexter Cabin
Location 912 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, Colorado, United States
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
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 Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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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