321 Gay Street
Landmark Designation: 1995
Construction Date: 1919
Architectural Style: Mediterranean
Nicholas J. Grosjean was an early dentist of the area. He arrived in Longmont
from Coburg, Ontario, Canada in 1904 with his new bride Mary Florence Craig
Grosjean. He opened his offices at 520 4th Avenue. The Grosjean's resided
at several locations during their married life together, In 1913, Mary Florence
Grosjean passed away.
In 1919, Nicholas married Irene Donovan and moved directly into their new
house at 321 Gay Street after a honeymoon trip to Colorado Springs.
Irene Martha Donovan, daughter of D.C.
Donovan, was born in Longmont and attended schools in Longmont. Always
a champion of the poor or needy, she continuously assisted in many humanitarian
projects and carried on many private philanthropies in an anonymous way. One
of her favorite organizations was "The Session" formed by a group
of young girls of Longmont who have met continuously through probably 70 years.