5 Westside buildings among 9 on this year's Holiday Tour to benefit History Center
All the locations will be historic - either in building age or in what used to be there - and decorated for the occasion.
Tickets cost $15 before Dec. 1 and $20 after that. For more information, call the Old Colorado City History Center at 636-1225.
Of the five Westside locations, three are new to the tour:
- 2South Wine Bar, 2 S. 25th St. (1891, the Templeton House, once the private home of Colorado City developer Henry Templeton).
- Old Colorado City Welcome Center, 2324 W. Colorado Ave. (1899, formerly a grocery store and residence, now the Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA) business group headquarters and tourist greeting facility).
- Lorig's Western Wear, 2611 W. Colorado Ave. (1904, originally Jacob Schmidt's Saloon).
Westside sites returning to the tour are:
- Old Town Guesthouse, 115 S. 26th St. (1997, built with brick to mirror the 1890s city jail/city hall on the site that had burned down in 1990).
- Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. (1890, built as a Baptist church; the OCCHS bought it and turned it into a museum/ meeting hall/ bookstore in 1997).
Other offerings on the tour will be the Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast (B&B), the Historic Onaledge B&B, Rockledge Country Inn, Red Crags B&B, all in Manitou; and the Hager Home in downtown Colorado Springs.
Westside Pioneer/press release