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Designated Landmarks

St. Stephens Episcopal Church Rectory
513 Emery Street

Landmark Designation: 2002

Construction Date: 1894

Architectural Style: Edwardian Vernacular

In 1881, the members of St. Stephens Episcopal Church completed their tidy brick edifice on the corner of Main and 5th Avenue. Apparently, the need to entice and keep a full-time pastor drove the fledgling church to construct this rectory, on a lot belonging to the diocese. Sometime around 1900, fire swept through the house, but, by 1902, water records indicate that the house was once again inhabited. The structure served as a rectory or rental property until it was sold in 1916.

This property is significant for its association with residential development in Longmont, beginning in the late 1800's and extending through the first half of the twentieth century, and for the development of religion in the community. It is an indication of the struggle churches in pioneer towns faced to keep full-time ministers.

The property is also associated with Fred Ferguson, who made important commercial and political contributions to Longmont and Colorado during the early 1940's.

If you would like to learn more about this property, please see our architectural survey that was completed on the property in 2001.

Reference
HPC 2002-1