1671 Galena Street / Aurora, CO 80010
Longitude: 39.743610 Latitude: -104.869568
This 1890 brick two-story Queen Anne victorian style home is the oldest of the nine remaining houses associated with the early development of Aurora, originally known as the town of Fletcher. It was the first house Donald Fletcher built for his speculative community east of Denver. Like all Fletcher homes, it has indoor plumbing and upstairs bathroom, a luxury considering both the time period and the arid surroundings. The city of Aurora purchased the house in 1990 and community builders restored it for the City's Centennial year. It is representative of the town's development and the suburban movement at the turn of the century in Denver.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SECTION: Toll Gate Creek Chapter NSDAR has been involved along with Aurora Historical Society in the early renovations of the house after the city purchased the property. They have also been involved in maintaining the garden, decorating the house at Christmas, volunteering at open house days as tour guides and for teas held at the house. Toll Gate Creek placed a plaque at the house and continues to support its use and maintenance.
Form submitted by Toll Gate Creek Chapter NSDAR, Aurora, CO February 26, 2018 - entered by Peggy V 08/04/2018