Charles Lewis House
517 Collyer Street
Landmark Designation: 1989
Construction Date: 1899
Architectural Style: Vernacular
517 Collyer was constructed in 1899 by Charles and Miranda Lewis. No records
or recollections exist about the Lewis'.
By 1906 the home was owned and occupied by John Decker. John Decker came
to Longmont in 1884 and was a bookkeeper for W.W. Secor and later for the
Ramsey Grocer Store. He gave up his bookkeeping to become City Assessor. Later,
he moved to a small farm north of town. He was vice president of the Longmont
Fireman's Club in the early 1900's.
John Decker sold the home to Ernest Kiteley in 1911. Ernest Kiteley as born
in 1881, the son of William
John Kiteley. Ernest was associated with Kiteley Vyse Clothiers and was
a bookkeeper like his father.
If you would like to learn more about this property, please see our architectural
survey that was completed on the property in 2002.