Hornbek House

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Hornbek House
Hornbek homestead 1.JPG
Hornbek House is located in Colorado
Hornbek House
Hornbek House is located in the US
Hornbek House
LocationFlorissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Teller County, Colorado, USA
Nearest cityFlorissant, Colorado
Coordinates38°55′34″N 105°16′56″W / 38.92611°N 105.28222°W / 38.92611; -105.28222Coordinates: 38°55′34″N 105°16′56″W / 38.92611°N 105.28222°W / 38.92611; -105.28222
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference #81000105
Added to NRHPDecember 08, 1981[1]

The Hornbek House, also known as the Adaline Hornbek Homestead, in Florissant, Colorado was built in 1878 for Adaline Hornbek, who established a ranch in the area to the west of Pike's Peak in the 1870s. The log house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an example of an early homestead. It is an excellent example of homestead-era log construction, with unusual Greek Revival window trim on one wing. The property includes a number of outbuildings which were relocated to the site. The property was sold to the National Park Service in 1973 and is included in Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.[2][3]

Adaline Hornbek was an early homesteader who established a substantial ranch in an area that had seen only subsistence farming.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Hornbek House". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-12-14.
  3. ^ a b Mary Shivers Culpin (April 19, 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Hornbek House" (pdf). National Park Service.