Whitehead, Edwin K. House

Address: 2899 Ames St., Wheat Ridge 80214

This was the first building constructed in Lakeside re-subdivision in 1889 following the replatting of the area north of W. 28th Avenue. Built c. 1911, it is a 1-1/2 story wood frame building with stucco on the exterior walls. The first floor is rectangular with the second floor occupying the space under the cross-gabled eaves of the roof. There is a covered porch over the front entry door which faces Ames Street. Built for Lawrence Richards, who lived in the house a short time. Later, Edwin K. Whitehead, secretary of the Colorado Bureau of Prevention of Animal and Child Abuse, lived in the house for many years. The house was used as an apartment house until the mid-1990s. In 1997, a car struck the house knocking it from its foundation, but was later repaired. The property was part of a larger 8-acre parcel owned by J.W. Kimbrough and was used as a tuberculosis sanitarium. The heavily renovated house was moved to this lot in 1950, south of Block 1 Lakeside and east of Ames Street.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1968 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S25, T3S, R69W
Elevation: c. 5400
Source: Colorado Cultural Resource Survey - Historic Architectural Survey Form #5JF.1291, Robert Olson, 1998.
Last Modified: Mon, December 17 2012

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