Is Four Mile House The Oldest Home Still Standing In Colorado?
Where is the oldest home still standing in the state of Colorado? There is more than one answer to this question. It could be the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park, the ones in the Canyon of the Ancients, and then probably the structures still found around Fort Garland.
If we are talking about the oldest framed house in Colorado, then we are headed to the community of Glendale in the Denver Metro. Glendale is the site of Colorado's historic Four Mile Home, which is believed to be the oldest framed house in the Denver metro and likely the oldest framed house still standing in Colorado.
Travel Back in Time At Four Mile Park
Denver's Four Mile Historic Park is a 12-acre site on the edge of Glendale, Colorado. This park once served as a Stagecoach stop along the Cherokee Trail. Four Mile Park was located 4 miles from Denver. This historic park is a part of the National Register of Historic Places. The park features Bright Nights at Four Mile at different times of the year when you can walk through the park at dusk and enjoy the illuminated displays. Inside the park, you can see the site of Four Mile House itself and the equally significant Bee House.
Where is Four Mile Historic Park?
Find Four Mile Park at 715 S Forest St, Denver, CO 80246. When using GPS directions, enter 4846 E Exposition Ave, Glendale, CO 80246.
How Old Is Colorado's Oldest House?
Four Mile House, Bee Home, and Four Mile Park are all remnants of a family farm owned by the Brantner brothers 160 years ago. Four Mile House was built in 1859. Bee house was built in 1866 and was home to about 120 hives on the North side of the home.
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