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Designated Landmarks

S.H. Dobbins House
419 Collyer Street

Landmark Designation: 1985

Construction Date: 1885

Architectural Style: Victorian Eclectic

Samuel H. Dobbins and Hannah A. Dobbins, originally from Ohio, resided in Missouri for several years during which time, Mr. Dobbins was engaged in the dry goods business. During his early years, Mr. Dobbins developed an asthmatic condition and made plans to move to Colorado hoping the mild climate would relieve his condition. In late 1873, he had a consignment of goods shipped to Niwot where he planned to open a general store. When they arrived they discovered the man charged with watching their merchandise had vanished, taking the goods with him. Mr. Dobbins procured another stock of goods and kept his store in Niwot for a year. In 1874, he moved his family and store to Longmont. The house remained in the Dobbins' family for over 65 years.

If you would like to learn more about this property, please see our architectural survey that was completed on the property in 2002.