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  • Resource Number: 165
  • Historic Building Name: Waugh Residence
  • Current Building Name: Crescent Lily Inn
  • Address: 6 Boulder Crescent St.
  • Architectural Style: Late Victorian/Queen Anne
  • Year Built: 1902
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    This house was built about 1902 by Robert S. and Elizabeth Waugh. Major Waugh was a Civil War veteran who participated in the creation of a provisional government for West Virginia in 1861. Later, President Harrison appointed him as Indian Agent in Utah. Living here with the couple in 1910 were a son and a daughter and five roomers. This indicates that the residence was probably originally designed to serve as a rooming house as well as a residence for the Waughs. Daughter Clara Waugh eventually become owner of the property and offered furnished rooms in the house. She lived here until her death in 1971.

    There were several subsequent owners, and the building was used as apartments, attorneys' offices, and as a private residence. In 1995 Lillian Moeller bought the property and converted it to a bed and breakfast. After six months of restoration, the historic house opened as the Crescent Lily Inn.

    This house is significant for its representation of the later Queen Anne style dwellings erected in Colorado Springs. Notable features of the style represented in this house include the multiple gables, asymmetrical design, paneling and decorative shingles, the variety of windows, the abundant use of decorative glass, the curved corner, and the classical columns. National Register eligible.


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