Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District

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Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District
Georgetown Loop, c. 1885.jpg
The Georgetown Loop high bridge as seen c. 1885.
Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District is located in Colorado
Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District
Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District is located in the US
Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District
Nearest city Georgetown, Colorado and Silver Plume, Colorado
Coordinates 39°41′55″N 105°42′48″W / 39.69861°N 105.71333°W / 39.69861; -105.71333Coordinates: 39°41′55″N 105°42′48″W / 39.69861°N 105.71333°W / 39.69861; -105.71333
Built 1859
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP Reference # 66000243
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 13, 1966[1]
Designated NHLD November 13, 1966[2]
The historic Alpine Hose Firehouse No. 2 in Georgetown.
View west along Sixth Street in downtown Georgetown.

The Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic District is a federally designated United States National Historic Landmark that comprises the Town of Georgetown, the Town of Silver Plume, and the Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park between the two silver mining towns along Clear Creek in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States.

The district includes well preserved examples of the buildings and mining structures of the Colorado Silver Boom from 1864 to 1893. The Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park includes the reconstructed Georgetown Loop, a spectacular example of 19th Century 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge railway engineering required to negotiate the 601 feet (183 meters) of elevation rise in the mere 2.0 miles (3.2 kilometers) between the two towns. Historic steam locomotives pull passenger trains over the loop from late May through the beautiful Autumn colors of early October. Guided tours of the Lebanon Silver Mine are also available.

The district was designated a National Historic Landmark on 1966-11-13.[2][3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  3. ^ Joseph S. Mendinghall (May 1975) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination:, National Park Service and Accompanying 41 photos, from 1975 and undated.

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