I {Heart} General Palmer

A Civil War veteran turned railroad man, General William Jackson Palmer was the visionary founder of Colorado Springs.

And oh, but we love General Palmer in this town. Continue reading

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housestory 2: A Contemporary Home for Artists

A burst of modernityI love this house! It’s a little burst of modernity on Columbia Street, among the many Victorian and Craftsman homes of downtown’s Patty Jewett neighborhood.

And it recently got a facelift, so I decided to celebrate by researching its housestory. The current owners have done a fantastic renovation, enhancing the home’s original clean lines and boxy shape. And the story of the home’s original owners is interesting as well… Continue reading