Lewis House


Address: 205 Bear Creek, Morrison 80465

This Victorian, 1 1/2-story brick rectangular house (ca. 1879) has a shingled high gabled roof. The upper 1/2-story is an arched open alcove with fish scales shingles at its gabled ends. The top of the windows are segmental with a slight curve above the windows. There is a one-story kitchen and porch on the rear. On the right side there is a back hipped roof entrance to the kitchen porch. The house was built with Morrison brick. Tom Lewis and his family lived here and he operated the livery stable where the Morrison Garage was located. Tom and Sarah Lewis had two children. Their son, Oscar, was killed as a teenager by John Brisban Walker's horse at Abbo's stage coach stop. Their daughter married James Abbo, but died as a young woman of alcoholism. There were no heirs of the Lewis and Abbo families. All four of the Lewis family and James Abbo are buried in the Morrison cemetery.
Quad Map/Date: Morrison, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: T4S, R70W, S35
Elevation: c. 5750
Source: Site Form, Lorene Horton, Morrison Historical Committee of the Jefferson County Historical Society, Aug. 28, 1975, Hiwan Homestead Museum
Last Modified: Mon, December 3 2012
 


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