Gordon Homestead/Odescalchi Estate


Address: 13438 U.S. Hwy. 285, Pine

In November 1915, John Gordon and his family lived in a tent on this land. In May 1916, Gordon built the original 10' x 10' log cabin, now used as a kitchen. Gordon died in 1929 and his wife sold to Prince Balthasar Gialma Odescalchi, a noble of the Holy Roman Empire. After purchasing the land and cabin, the Prince built the 3,200 sq. ft. stone house, turkey house, meat locker, bridge, pump house, one room cabin and the barn. The Prince's wife, Elaine Wilcox Odescalchi, was daughter of Charles McAllister Wilcox, who was president of Daniels and Fisher when the D & F Tower was built in Denver in 1910. The Prince and his family lived here until it was sold to R.W. Drake in 1940.
Quad Map/Date: Pine, 1965
Sec/Town/Range: S5, T7S, R70W
Elevation: c. 7700
Source: Historic Building Inventory Record #5JF471, Colorado Historical Society.
 


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