In real estate, we often boast new technology, up and coming design trends, and cutting edge building techniques. As a Realtor, I work to stay updated and informed on the new methods and options that could suit our area and my clients. I also want to appreciate and share in the historic nature of our area!
If you aren’t familiar with some of Durango’s history, a great place to start is the city’s website here. Our beautiful mountain town started to be established in September 1880 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company to help reach the San Juan mining district. With Durango’s less extreme climate than the high elevation mining towns and easy access to water, Durango got its start as a mining depot! Little did those pioneers know, that depot would bloom into a picturesque tourist destination!
Now in 2018, I represent historic homes for sellers and to buyers! Currently, I have a listing at 1004 East 3rd Avenue – the Pearson House. The main house is 2,386 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. There is also a detached improvement with 968 square feet with many options. This beautiful home has been updated for modern living while remaining true to its Colonial Revival style. The home was built in 1886!
The home is famous for being the site of the first ever baby born in Durango – the sign of a settled town. Una C. Pearson was born in 1881. The land was donated in honor of Una and the landmark moment her birth represented.
Lots of homes in this neighborhood were built along with the settling of the town. 1004 East 3rd Avenue is cataloged as a building establishing the historic relevance and importance of “The Boulevard/East 3rd Avenue Historic Residential District” on several nomination forms for other local buildings for the National Register of Historic Places Inventory. Below is the line item cataloging the home for a nomination form from 1984!
Check out the details of the listing and more on how the home was updated with its historic spirit in mind!