Hipped-roof Box
  • 1900s - 1940s
  • One story height
  • Hipped roof
  • Double-hung windows and square windows
  • Small, plain front porch
  • Rare in Lake City (many have been demolished or moved)
 Town of Lake City, PO Box 544, Lake City, CO  81235.  970-944-2333.  
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Lake City, Colorado Historic District

Lake City's Architectural Heritage:
Residential Building Styles

The Lake City Historic District contains numerous intact historic residences that reflect the architectural styles popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

These styles include pioneer log, vernacular wood frame, vernacular masonry, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, hipped-roof box, and rustic.

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Vernacular - Woodframe
  • 1870s - 1920s
  • One or one-and-one-half story height
  • Front-gabled, side-gabled, or gabled-L roof
  • Woodframe construction with exterior of
  • horizontal wood siding
  • Tall narrow window openings
  • Some have transom windows
  • Some have porches
  • Minimal ornamentation
Pioneer Log
  • 1870s - 1920s
  • One or one-and-one-half story height
  • Steep front- or side-gabled roof
  • Chinked walls of round logs or hewn logs
  • Some have a porch
  • Tall narrow window openings
  • Several cabins were later covered in clapboards
Vernacular - Masonry
  • 1870s - 1900s
  • One or one-and-one-half story height
  • Front-gabled or gabled-L roof
  • Clay brick or adobe brick material
  • Tall narrow window openings
  • Minimal ornamentation
Queen Anne
  • 1880s - 1890s
  • One-and-one-half or two story height
  • Asymmetrical massing
  • Multiple, steeply pitched gables
  • Shingles, bargeboard, sunburst motif,
  • or other gable-end decoration
  • Bay and oriel windows
  • Prominent porch with turned porch posts, carved
  • brackets, and other decorative woodworking
  • Tall, narrow window openings
Greek Revival, local variation
  • 1870s
  • One to one-and-one-half story height
  • Front-gabled roof
  • Symmetrical massing
  • Friezeboard along under gable end
  • Triangular window pediments
  • Transom windows
  • Pilaster corner boards
  • Tall narrow window openings
  • 1920s - 1940s
  • One story height
  • Low-pitched, gabled roof
  • Smaller square windows
  • Horizontal log exterior
  • Small front porch or stoop cover
  • Some have an exterior stone chimney
  • Not plentiful
Rustic Style Tourist Cabins
Several complexes of tourist cabins were built in Lake City from the 1920s into the 1960s.  The first were the T-Mountain View cabins on the hill east of town.  Others included the 1938 Town Square Cabins, the circa 1945 G&M Cabins on Gunnison Street, and the 1946 Alpine Village at 627 - 631 Silver Street.  These feature Rustic Style elements similar to the private Rustic Style residences.