Healy House Museum

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Healy House
Healy House.jpg
Healy House Museum is located in Colorado
Healy House Museum
Healy House Museum is located in the US
Healy House Museum
Location Leadville, Colorado
Coordinates 39°15′7.96″N 106°17′18.01″W / 39.2522111°N 106.2883361°W / 39.2522111; -106.2883361Coordinates: 39°15′7.96″N 106°17′18.01″W / 39.2522111°N 106.2883361°W / 39.2522111; -106.2883361
Built 1878
Architect August R. Meyer
Architectural style Other
NRHP reference # 70000164[1]
Added to NRHP August 25, 1970

Healy House Museum was the Leadville, Colorado home built in 1878 by mining engineer and city father August R. Meyer for his bride, Emma. It was purchased in 1888 by Daniel Healy (1857-1912), who operated a boarding house with his cousin Nellie Healy. An immigrant from Ireland, Healy was served Leadville as as a mail carrier and later assistant postmaster. He subsequently started several successful businesses and represented Leadville in Colorado's state legislature from 1903-1905.

Healy House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

Currently it is a Colorado State Historic Site and is operated as a Victorian era museum by the state under History Colorado, together with Dexter Cabin. The two are located within the Leadville Historic District, which is itself a National Historic Landmark.

The restored house serves as an example of the "Elegant Eighties".[2]

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