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Fort Collins History and Architecture

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Articles

Bamford, Lawrence. "Streets from Silver." Colorado Magazine 4(1987):6.

Bucco, Edith. "Founded on Rock: Colorado's Stout Stone Industry." Colorado Magazine 51(4):317-336.

Cotton, J. Randall. "Log Homes in America." Old House Journal (January/February 1990):39.

Hanna, Mrs. J. W. "My Pioneer Home on the Cache la Poudre." Colorado Magazine 15:221-34.

Labine, Clem and Poore, Patricia. "The Comfortable House: Post-Victorian Domestic Architecture." Old House Journal 10(January 1982):1-8.

Massey, James C. and Maxwell, Shirley. "Builder Style." Old House Journal (September/October 1990):45-49.

__________. "Greek Revival Houses in the Old Northwest Territory." Old House Journal (1988):37-42.

__________. "The Italian Style." Old House Journal (January/ February 1989):49-53.

__________. "Planbook Houses: Architecture by Mail." Old House Journal (November/December 1989):37-42.

__________. "Queen Anne Style." Old House Journal (July/August 1989):38-42.

__________. "Romanesque Revival Style." Old House Journal (May/June 1989):42-5.

__________. "Second Empire." Old House Journal (March/April 1989):48-53.

__________. "The Shingle Style." Old House Journal (Sep./Oct. 1989):41-46.

May, Jr., William J. "The Colorado Sugar Manufacturing Company: Grand Junction Plant." Colorado Magazine 55(Winter 1978):15-46.

Michaud, Ellen C. "Alone on the Prairie." Colorado Magazine (1983):2-17.

Retallack, Dorothy and Chapman, Marilynn. "Elizabeth Stone: One of Colorado's Bravest Pioneers." Clipping on file at University of Colorado, Norlin Library, Western Historical Collections, Boulder, Colorado.

Spring, Agnes Wright. "The Founding of Fort Collins, United States Military Post." Colorado Magazine 10(1933):47-55.

Books and Scrapbooks

Abbott, Carl; Leonard, Stephen J.; and McComb, David. Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. Rev. ed. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, 1982.

Beck, Warren A. and Haase, Ynez D. Historical Atlas of the American West. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989.

Burnett, Frank J. Golden Memories of Colorado. New York: Vantage Press, 1965.

Buss, Amelia. "Diary, 1866-1867." Manuscript on file at University of Colorado, Norlin Library, Western Historical Collections, Boulder, Colorado.

Cassells, E. Steve. The Archaeology of Colorado. Boulder: Johnson Books, 1983.

Clay, John. The Story of a Carload. Chicago: James H. Rock, Co., 1918.

Colorado National Guard. National Guard of the State of Colorado, Pictorial Review, 1939. Atlanta, Georgia: Army-Navy Publishers, 1939.

Dunning, Harold M. The Overland Trail North. Boulder: Johnson Publishing Co., 1969.

Fleming, Barbara A. Fort Collins: A Pictorial History. Norfolk, Virginia: The Donning Company, 1985.

Fort Collins Area Centennial Commission. The Fort Collins Area, Volume 1: The Graphic Past. Fort Collins, Colorado: Fort Collins Area Centennial Commission, 1964.

__________. The Fort Collins Area, Volume 2: At the Centennial. Fort Collins, Colorado: Fort Collins Area Centennial Commission, 1964.

Goetzmann, William E. Exploration and Empire. New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 1966.

Hafen, LeRoy R. Colorado and Its People. 2 vols. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1948.

Hansen, James E. Democracy's College in the Centennial State: A History of Colorado State University. Fort Collins: Colorado State University, 1977.

Hughes, J. Donald. American Indians in Colorado. Boulder: Pruett Publishing Co., 1977.

Jessen, Kenneth. Railroads of Northern Colorado. Boulder: Pruett Publishing Company, 1982.

__________, ed. Trolley Cars of Fort Collins. Loveland, Colorado: J. V. Publication, 1986.

Jones, Robert T. Authentic Small Houses of the Twenties. New York: Dover Publications, 1987.

Larimer County Heritage Writers, comp. The History of Larimer County, Colorado. Vol. II. Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1987.

Leonard, Stephen J. and Noel, Thomas J. Denver: Mining Camp to Metropolis. Niwot, Colorado: University Press of Colorado, 1990.

McAlester, Virginia and Lee. A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.

Mehls, Steven F. A New Empire of the Rockies: A History of Northeast Colorado. Denver: Bureau of Land Management, 1984.

Miller, James R. "Institutional and Community History: Manuscripts and Clippings Pertaining to Colorado State University, Larimer County, and Fort Collins." 1963 and 1965. Colorado State University, Special Collections, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Monahan, Doris. Destination: Denver City. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1985.

Morris, Andrew, ed. The History of Larimer County, Colorado. Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1985.

Mumey, Nolie. The Saga of Auntie Stone and Her Cabin. Boulder: Johnson Publishing Co., 1964.

Noel, Thomas J. and Norgren, Barbara S. Denver: The City Beautiful and Its Architects, 1893-1941. Denver: Historic Denver, Inc., 1987.

Pearce, Sarah J. A Guide to Colorado Architecture. Denver: Colorado Historical Society, June 1983.

Peterson, Guy L. Fort Collins: The Post--The Town. Fort Collins, Colorado: Old Army Press, 1972.

Propst, Nell Brown. Forgotten People: A History of the South Platte Trail. Boulder: Pruett Publishing, 1979.

Rifkind, Carole. A Field Guide to American Architecture. New York: Bonanza Books, 1980.

Sears, Roebuck and Co. Sears, Roebuck Catalog of Houses, 1926. Reprint. New York: Dover Publications, 1991.

Silverman, Jason. Historian's Handbook to Fort Collins and Larimer County. Boulder: Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education, 1975.

Steinel, Alvin T. History of Agriculture in Colorado, 1858 to 1926. Denver: State Board of Agriculture, 1926.

Stoehr, C. Eric. Bonanza Victorian: Architecture and Society in Colorado Mining Towns. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1975.

Sundberg, Wayne. Historic Fort Collins. Fort Collins, Colorado: Old Army Press, 1975.

Swanson, Evadene B. Fort Collins Yesterdays. Fort Collins, Colorado: Evadene B. Swanson, 1975.

Sweet, A. T. and Spencer, J. N. Soil Survey of the Ft. Collins Area, Colorado. Series 1927, number 27. Washington: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, 1927.

Thomas, W. R. Sunlight Views of Fort Collins and Surroundings. Fort Collins, Colorado: Courier Printing and Publishing Company, 1907.

Three Gems of Colorado: Boulder, Greeley, Fort Collins. Denver: Colorado Journal of Industry, 1900?.

Tresner, Charlene. Index to History of Larimer County, Colorado by Ansel Watrous. Fort Collins, Colorado: Fort Collins Public Library, 1980.

__________. Streets of Fort Collins. N.p.: McMillern Publishing Co., 1977.

Ubbelohde, Carl; Benson, Maxine; and Smith, Duane A. A Colorado History. Revised ed. Boulder: Pruett Publishing Co., 1976.

Upton, Dell, ed. America's Architectural Roots: Ethnic Groups that Built America. Washington: The Preservation Press, 1986.

Wagner, Albin. Adams County, Crossroads of the West. Vol. 2. Brighton, Colorado: Board of County Commissioners, 1977.

Watrous, Ansel. History of Larimer County, Colorado. Fort Collins, Colorado: Courier Printing and Publishing Co., 1911. Reprinted Fort Collins, Colorado: Old Army Press, 1972.

Wickens, James C. Colorado in the Great Depression. New York: Garland Publishing Co., 1979.

Willard, James F. and Goodykoontz, Colin B., eds. Experiments in Colorado Colonization, 1869-72. Vol. 3, Colony Series. Boulder: University of Colorado, 1926.

Work Projects Administration, Writers' Program. The WPA Guide to 1930s Colorado. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1987. Originally published as Colorado: A Guide to the Highest State (New York: Hastings House, 1941).

Wright, Gwendolyn. Building the Dream: A Social History of Housing in America. New York: Pantheon Books, 1981.

Maps and Aerial Photographs

Avery, F. C. "Map of the Town of Fort Collins." 16 January 1873. Shows block and lot numbers and street names.

City of Fort Collins, aerial photograph, 19 September 1969. City of Fort Collins, Planning Department files.

"City of Fort Collins Annexation Trends." Fort Collins: City of Fort Collins Planning Department, 1991. Shows UGA boundary and 1970, 1980, 1990, and January 1991 city limits.

"City of Fort Collins, Colorado: Zoning District Map." City of Fort Collins, Office of the City Engineer, 18 May 1955.

"City of Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado: Zoning Map." City of Fort Collins Planning Department files, January 1991.

City street map. City of Fort Collins, Drafting/Engineers Office, 1925.

Colorado State University, Civil Engineering Department. "Map of College Grounds showing Location of Buildings, Roads, Walks and Contour Lines." 1904. Colorado State University, Special Collections, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Dastarac, P. "Bird's Eye View of Fort Collins, Colorado, 1884." Looking southwest with drawings of buildings around edges.

"Downtown Development Authority Boundary Area." No date. City of Fort Collins, Planning Department files.

"Fort Collins, Colo." 7.5 minute topographic map, 1:24,000, 1960. Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey, 1960.

"Fort Collins, Colo." 7.5 minute topographic map, 1:24,000, 1960 (photo-revised 1969). Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey, 1969.

"Fort Collins, Colo." 7.5 minute topographic map, 1:24,000, 1960 (photo-revised 1984). Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey, 1984.

"Fort Collins, Colorado, Zoning District Map." Fort Collins Express Courier, 13 June 1929, p. 7.

"Fort Collins Growth Since 1873." Fort Collins Coloradoan, 9 August 1971, pp. 2 and 14. Colored map showing growth of city for the following periods: pre-1873; 1873-1950; 1950-58; and 1958-71.

"Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado." Denver, Colorado: W. C. Willits, March 1894. Shows blocks, lots, building footprints, ownership, and railroads.

"Fort Collins: Historic Old Town." City of Fort Collins Planning Department files, n.d..

Houghton, Merritt D. "Fort Collins, Colo., 1899." Bird'seye view map looking southwest.

"Map of Fort Collins, Colorado." In Loveland-Fort Collins City Directory, 1906.

"Map of Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado." 1 April 1934. City of Fort Collins, Drafting/Engineer's Office.

"Map of the City of Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado." N.p.: n.p., 1931. Shows street names and a number of points of interest.

"Map of the Town of Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado." 25 November 1872. Colorado State University, Special Collections, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Marhoff, A. L. "Fort Collins and Suburbs." Fort Collins, Collins, Colorado: A. L. Marhoff, March 1929. Shows subdivisions, block numbers, railroads, lakes and rivers, and land ownership from 1928 Assessor's data.

Petrie, Brent N. "Map Showing Outstanding Natural and Historic Landmarks in the Boulder-Fort Collins-Greeley Area, Front Range Urban Corridor, Colorado." Miscellaneous Investigations Series, 1:100,000 scale. Reston, Virginia: U. S. Geological Survey, 1975.

Sanborn Map and Publishing Company. "Fort Collins, Colorado," June 1886. 4 sheets.

Sanborn-Perris Map and Publishing Company. "Fort Collins, Colorado," January 1891. 5 sheets.

__________. "Fort Collins, Colorado," November 1895. 6 sheets.

__________. "Fort Collins, Colorado," November 1901. 10 sheets.

__________. "Fort Collins, Colorado," November 1906. 18 sheets.

__________. "Fort Collins, Colorado," November 1909. 18 sheets.

__________. "Fort Collins, Colorado," November 1917. 19 sheets.

__________. "Fort Collins, Colorado," November 1925. 34 sheets.

Thomas, Clarence. "Ft. Collins, Colorado." Loveland, Colorado: Rocky Mountain Map Company, 1940.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Master title plats, ownership transfer information, and original patent certificates for Township 7 North, Range 69, 6th Principal Meridian. U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Office, Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

U.S. General Land Office. Original survey plats for Township 7 North, Ranges 68 and 69, 6th Principal Meridian, 28 April 1865. U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Office, Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

__________. Survey field notes for Township 7 North, Range 69, 6th Principal Meridian, 15-20 October 1864 and 26-30 November 1864. U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Office, Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

U.S. Geological Survey. "Fort Collins," 1:62,500 topographic quadrangle. Surveyed 1905-06, ed. of 1908.

"Urban Growth Map." City of Fort Collins, Planning Department files.

Newspapers

Denver Post.

Fort Collins Coloradoan.

Fort Collins Express-Courier.

Fort Collins Express. "Columbian Industrial Edition." 1894. Fort Collins Express, Fort Collins, Colorado. Denver Public Library, Western History Department, Denver, Colorado.

Rocky Mountain News.

Triangle Review.

Pamphlets

"Avery House." Fort Collins, Colorado: Poudre Landmarks Foundation, January 1991.

"The Epic of Larimer County." Undated possibly 1959. In Agnes Wright Spring Collection, pamphlet file, University of Colorado, Historical Collections, Boulder, Colorado.

"Fort Collins, Colorado." Fort Collins, Colorado: North Poudre Irrigation Company, April 1903. University of Colorado, Historical Collections, Boulder, Colorado.

"Fort Collins, Colorado, and the Valley of the Cache la Poudre." Fort Collins, Colorado: Courier Printing and Publishing Company, c. 1907.

"Fort Collins High School, 1889-1910: The First Twenty-one Years of Its Life." Fort Collins, Colorado: Board of Education, 1910. University of Colorado, Historical Collections, Boulder, Colorado.

"Fort Collins Municipal Railway: Ride a Streetcar to Yesterday." Fort Collins, Colorado: Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society, n.d.

"Fort Collins Semi-Centennial, 1864-1914." Fort Collins, Colorado: Courier Printing and Publishing Company, 1914.

Sundberg, Wayne C. "Historic Walking Tour: Old Town." Fort Collins, Colorado: Fort Collins Historical Society, 1988.

Printouts, Files, and Oral Interviews

Colorado Historical Society, Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. "National Register Listings for Colorado." Denver: Colorado Historical Society, 1 May 1991.

__________. File search for Fort Collins, Colorado. 4 October 1990.

__________. National Register nominations and historic building inventory record forms for Fort Collins.

Fort Collins Planning Department. "Annexations." Printout showing annexation name, date, area, and cumulative area of city.

__________. Block research projects and title research for selected buildings. Colorado State University, class projects for John Albright.

__________. Building Permits Notebook. Shows new construction, as well as moves, remodelling, and demolitions. Chronologically arranged from 1920 to approximately 1940.

__________. "Fort Collins Historic Landmarks." National Register and locally designated sites. Historic Preservation Office, August 1990.

__________. Laurel School Historic District original survey forms. Circa 1979. No photographs. Arranged by street and includes approximately 664 buildings.

__________. "Subdivisions." Printout showing subdivision name and platting date. 19 June 1991.

__________. West Side survey forms and map. Survey conducted by Rebecca S. Uhl for Fort Collins Planning Department. One-page forms with photographs for 395 structures in extreme western area of city organized by street. February-July 1986.

Fothergill, Mrs. Gordon. Interview by Jonathan Anderson and Charlene Tresner, 11 June 1974. On file at the Fort Collins Public Library, Local History Section.

Reports and Monographs

Unknown. "Common Architectural Styles of Fort Collins, Pre-1940. Files City of Fort Collins, Historic Preservation Office. N.p., n.d.

Albertson-Clark, Sherry. A Strategic Plan for the Fort Collins Historic Preservation Program. Fort Collins, Colorado: n.p., October 1988.

Bacon, Elizabeth A. "Montezuma W. Fuller: A History of His Life and Architectural Practice." Paper prepared for History 695, Independent Study, Colorado State University, 9 July 1979.

Baume, Lawrence I. Historic Survey of Downtown Fort Collins: Laporte to Olive Streets on College Avenue. Fort Collins, Colorado: City of Fort Collins and Department of History, Colorado State University, 1983.

Beier, Harold. Land Use, Fort Collins, Colorado. Research and Survey Report, Part 5. Fort Collins, Colorado: n. p., July 1958.

___________. Public Facilities and Buildings, Fort Collins, Colorado. Comprehensive Plan Reports, Part 4. Fort Collins, Colorado: City of Fort Collins Planning and Zoning Board, 1958.

Cameron, Kimberly S. and Wooley, Jan, surveyors, and Hackner, Chris, assistant surveyor. Architecture and History of Southwest Neighborhood. Fort Collins: City of Fort Collins Planning Department, 1987. Also includes approximately 1,400 bound survey forms as Parts I-V which have never been submitted to the Colorado Historical Society.

Community Services Collaborative. Buckingham, Alta Vista, and Andersonville Neighborhoods: Architecture and History. John Feinberg, principal in charge, and Ellen T. Ittelson, project manager. Fort Collins, Colorado, Neighborhood History Project. Boulder, Colorado: Community Services Collaborative, December 1985.

__________. Holy Family Neighborhood: Architecture and History. John Feinberg, principal in charge, and Ellen T. Ittelson, project manager. Fort Collins, Colorado, Neighborhood History Project. Boulder, Colorado: Community Services Collaborative, December 1983.

__________. Laurel School Neighborhood: Architecture and History. John Feinberg, principal in charge, and Ellen T. Ittelson, project manager. Fort Collins, Colorado, Neighborhood History Project. Boulder, Colorado: Community Services Collaborative, December 1983.

Historic Old Town Planning Committee. Old Town, Fort Collins, Colorado: Area Plan. N.p.: 1980.

Hutchinson, Lisa. Lory State Park: A Look at the Past, 1983. On file in the Lory State Park Administrative Office, Laporte, Colorado.

Schoeman, Christian J. Survey of Historic Structures Located within the Fort Collins Downtown Development Area. Conducted as internship with Fort Collins Planning Department, Department of History, Colorado State University. Fort Collins, Colorado: Historic Preservation Office, 1983.

Links to Historic Contexts

Euro-American Exploration and the Fur Trade, ca. 1540-1858

The Colorado Gold Rush, Early Settlement, and the Creation of Fort Collins, 1844-1866

Establishing the City: Old Town and New Town, 1866-1877

The Railroad Era, Colorado Agricultural College, and the Growth of the City, 1877-1900

Sugar Beets, Streetcar Suburbs, and the City Beautiful, 1900-1919

Post World War I Urban Growth, 1919-1941

Bibliography

Table 1 - Population Growth

Table 2 - List of Historic Subdivisions

Introduction

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