Kelly Mansion

Address: 920 12th St., Golden 80401

Built in 1879 by contractor D.M. Orr for Dr. James Kelly, this two-story, brick, 3,392-square-foot house contained six large rooms and cost $8,000. Dr. Kelly died at the age of 88 from a fall in the house and left the house to his son, Dr. John Kelly. After the son's death in 1928, his widow, Addie, lived there until 1943. The Kelly Mansion was occupied by the family for 64 years. The structure is Golden's best example of the Italianate style. This house is characterized by a low-pitched hipped roof, widely overhanging eaves with decorative brackets. The beige porch was added in 1903.
Quad Map/Date: Golden 1965
Sec/Town/Range: S27, T5S, R70W
Elevation: 5600
Source: Abbott, Dan,"12th Street Historic District;" The City of Golden 12th Street Historic Distric Residential District Guidelines; Norman, Cathleen, "Golden Old and New," p. 11.

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