Revelations and Oddities
All homes are changed by those who take up residence and live their daily lives within its walls. Those changes may not be obvious to all who occasionally visit. There were no historic documents hidden behind walls or boxes of gold beneath the floors, but many of the secrets found helped to reveal how the home was changed and expanded by its various owners.
Hidden windows and doors were revealed when necessary demolition took place, often revealing the exterior of the manor house at a point in time. Photographs were extremely scarce and some references could be found in the newspapers of the day. There is much that is unknown about the journey of this estate from a very simple prairie home in 1891 to a Mansion which was home to some of the most influential businessmen in the Rocky Mountains by the mid 20th century. There are many design gems throughout the house than can be best understood and appreciated with a simple tour.