Resource Number: 157Historic Building Name: Wray ResidenceCurrent Building Name: Address: 33 W. Willamette Ave.Architectural Style: Late 19th and Early 20th Century American MovementsYear Built: 1906
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This house is associated with Henry Russell and Martha L. Wray who were active in the cultural and intellectual life of the City in the last 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry was a broker with offices in the Mining Exchange Building at the southwest corner of Pikes Peak and Nevada Avenues, and built this home in 1906. Wray was an early civic leader, serving as secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, organizer for the Town and Gown Golf Club (now the Patty Jewett Golf Course), participant in a mountain climbing and outdoors club, and acting as the first president of the Colorado Springs Art Academy (later the Broadmoor Art Academy).
The residence is notable for its setting, overlooking Monument Valley Park and the mountains to the west. The Rustic style of the house, characterized by the gambrel roof, multiple roof dormers and fieldstone walls harmonize with its landscape. National Register eligible.