Resource Number: 178Historic Building Name: Dozier ResidenceCurrent Building Name: Address: 435 E. Bijou St.Architectural Style: Late Victorian/Queen AnneYear Built: 1890
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This was the residence of and built by Joseph Dozier, pioneer contractor, who arrived in Colorado Springs in 1873 and worked on numerous early buildings in the community. Dozier had worked in W. S. Stratton's contractor shop upon his arrival, and in 1874 purchased the business from Stratton for $1,000. Thereafter, Stratton pursued prospecting in the summers and carpentry in the winters until he generated phenomenal wealth from the Independence mine in the Cripple Creek Mining District. Frank Waters, noted novelist, was Dozier's grandson and lived in this house as a youngster.
This is a Late Victorian, Queen Anne structure with block modillions and dentil molding, an inset balcony on the second story and a decoratively cut spandrel ornament. The first story has an off-center projecting wrap-around porch. Locally significant.