S.H. Dobbins House
419 Collyer Street
Landmark Designation: 1985
Construction Date: 1885
Architectural Style: Victorian
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.