536 Collyer Street
Landmark Designation: 1983
Construction Date: 1888
Architectural Style: Queen
Jane Margaret Webb purchased the property from Albert Oviatt in 1887 and
had the home constructed. Little is known about Mrs. Webb's early life here.
She was married to William H. Webb and had one daughter, Blanche. William
Webb was a carpenter and millwright by trade and worked for years in the family
Denio Milling Company, in Longmont and Wyoming. Unfortunately, Mrs. Webb
did not survive to see the house constructed. In 1888, She passed away leaving
her husband and daughter, Blanche, who was three years old.
Upon her mother's death, little Blanche Webb's grandmother took her back
to New York to be raised. Accounts vary, but it is believed Blanche Webb returned
to Longmont in her girlhood.
Blanche lived in the house until her late 70's and in 1971 upon entering
a nursing home, she presented the Longmont Pioneer Museum with a chair that
had belonged to her grandmother, Margaret Denio Webb, daughter of Sarah Fitzgerald
Denio and Aaron Denio. Mrs. Margaret Webb had brought the chair, a gift from
her parents, with her when she moved to Colorado.
If you would like to learn more about this property, please see our architectural
survey that was completed on the property in 2003.