Silverton Historic District

US 550, Silverton, Colorado

Photos 

Silverton Historic District

1. AERIAL VIEW OF SILVERTON, COLORADO

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Street View 

Description 

Silverton, a vast mining district in southwestern Colorado, was established in 1874. Miners came to Silverton seeking gold in the 1870s, but instead found silver, copper, and lead. Silverton reached its peak year in wealth and population in 1879. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS CO-53)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000255
Architectural style
Victorian
Areas of significance
Industry; Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Extractive facility; Government office; Business
Current functions
Single dwelling; Business; Government office
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1874; 1920
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 9

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2021: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • August 17, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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