Friday, October 20, 2017

Clelland - Peabody House

This handsome red-brick, French/Victorian style home was built in 1881 by a business and political leader in Canon City, James C. Clelland (who died in 1892). The house, however, is more commonly known by the name of its second occupant, James Peabody (who was the son-in-law of Clelland). Peabody, the youngest of seventeen children, rose from humble bookkeeper, to grocery store owner, to bank president and mayor, and finally to Governor of Colorado in 1902. In the years following his death in 1917, the house became a hotel, an apartment building and a store. In 1993, the house was refurbished and is now the home of the Canon City Chamber of Commerce.

For more history about the house, click here.
Location: 403 Royal Gorge Blvd.
For Google Street View, click here.

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