420 W. Mountain Avenue
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1893: work begins on the construction of the house
“T. H. ROBERTSON’S RESIDENCE. Messrs. Pierce & Loveland, architects and builders, are busily engaged putting the finishing touches on a very handsome, substantial, and conveniently arranged residence for Thos. H. Robertson. This house stands facing the south on Mountain avenue, between Sherwoord and Meldrum streets, and is built of brick, trimmed with gray sandstone, two stories in heighth. A broad, handsomely ornamented porch with balcony over front entrance, extends across the south and east sides. A deep basement under the whole house provides room for laundry, storage, coal and heating boilers. The ground dimensions of the house are 27.6×47.6 and the first floor contains hall 12×12, parlor 13×17, dining room 12×18, back parlor 13×15, kitchen 11×14.3, pantry and china closets. Second floor chamber 12×12, chamber 10×13, chamber 12×12.6, nook 7×12.6, bath room, water closet, clothes cupboard, four clothes presses and hall. The house is plumbed throughout for hot and cold water, wired for electric lights and will be heated with hot water. The parlors and dining room are fitted with grates and handsome mantles. Cost, $5,000. Pierce & Loveland architects and contractors; stone work, M. F. Thomas; brick work, Goodrich & Son; plastering, Andrew Jackson; painting, Clapper Bros; plumbing, Fort Collins Hardware company, and heating appliances, John Buckley.” (Fort Collins Courier, August 31, 1893)