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  • Resource Number: 144
  • Historic Building Name: Manchester/Van Diest Residence
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  • Address: 719 N. Nevada Ave.
  • Architectural Style: Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals/Colonial Revival
  • Year Built: 1895
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    This house is associated with the development Colorado Springs enjoyed during the late 19th century, which resulted in the construction of substantial houses for prominent citizens along North Nevada Avenue. This house was built by mining broker John Manchester, and later became the residence of Edmond Van Diest, engineer for the Colorado Springs company and principal designer of Monument Valley Park. His wife, Alice E. Van Diest, was a prominent educator and sociologist at the Colorado College.

    The house was built in 1895 in Colonial Revival style. Notable features include the gables with eave returns and modillions, multi/single-light windows, classical columns, elaborated entrance and Palladian window. The house is remarkable for its variety of windows, including the bay window of the façade, the oval window with decorative glass adjacent to the entrance, the round window on the south gable face and the Palladian window on the north. State Register eligible.


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