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c. 1899 Victorian
Charming turn of the century Victorian style home
|Heated Sq. Ft.||2,287|
- 1st Floor Laundry Room
- Bonus Room
- Dining room
- Laundry Room
- Master bedroom upstairs
- Driveway - Dirt
- Fenced Yard
- Fresh paint
- 2 Outbuildings
- Storage Building
- Detached Workshop
- Ceiling Fans
- 1 Fireplace: Wood
- High Ceilings
- Original wood windows
- Shingle Roof: Asphalt shingle
- City sewer
- City water supply
- Gas heating
- Water Heater - Electric
- 9-foot Ceilings
- Steam Radiators
- Wrap Around Porch
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More About This House
Charming turn of the century Victorian style, 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 story stucco-on-brick home. All rooms spacious and bright with new paint throughout. Original wood flooring, unique oak double mantle fireplace in Parlor, Large front porch to sit and enjoy the cool evening breezes. Mature trees give extra shade. Very well built and prestigious, this was the Avant-Garde home of the time. Do not let this beautiful piece of Victorian history and craftsmanship slip away. Must see to appreciate. Interested in an income? This property may be the opportunity you have been waiting for! Hunting season and holiday travelers looking for short term lodging, possibly a B&B or develop your own Old West museum. Updated propane fired boiler for heating system, newer water heater, New Roof 2017. Large addition on East side of home with street access suitable for additional family room, entertainment room or possibly that small home business you have always wanted. Listing includes 380 5th street lot and 1596 s.q. ft. 2 story building to finish off your way and a 480 sq.ft 1 level building that most recently used as a retail store
Short commute to Colorado Springs and local military bases.
Close to Paint Mines interpretive park and El Paso County Fair Complex.
Surrounding Area and Town History
Only 30 minutes from Colorado Springs sits Calhan.
Calhan was established in 1888 as a water station for the now-defunct Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, with the first steam locomotive arriving on November 5, 1888. The town was named by and for Michael Calahan, who had the contract to lay railroad tracks from the Colorado/Kansas border to Colorado Springs. However, when the town's first U.S. Post Office opened on November 24, 1888, the middle "a" had been dropped and the town was registered as "Calhan." The town was incorporated as a Statutory Town in 1919.
The town grew quickly, but it wasn't until 1906 that the Calhan Rock Island Railroad Depot was built to meet the growing needs of the area.
Short commute to Peterson and Schriever Air Force bases
Like to hike and enjoy nature? The Paint Mines Interpretive park only a few minutes away.
El Paso County Fair and events Complex, home of the El paso county fair is also only a few blocks away.
Assessor records show this to be built in 1899. Sources indicate it was built by a local brick Mason Colley Woodring.
Originally Brick built construction, sometime much later, stucco and cement coatings were added. The exterior walls are thick which helps considerably with keeping the home cooler in summer and quiet from outside noise.
It was built on the outskirts of town and was the Avant-Garde house of the day complete with gas lights the first flush toilet. This was the home to be at for social gatherings.
The Hobart piano has been there it's entire life and was used to teach many local folks.
The boiler for the hydronic heating system was upgraded in 2003 to a new propane fired boiler.
An electric water heater was also installed in 2003.
New roof on all buildings in 2017.
This listing includes the property behind this one on 5th street
Archived in December, 2018
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