726 Kimbark Street
Landmark Designation: 2001
Construction Date: 1910
Architectural Style: Vernacular
According to Longmont water rent collection register, the first person showing
residence was Mrs. A.L. (Rachel) Atkins from April 1902-1914. Roy Babbit lived
here for a while according to the Polk Longmont Directory. They may have been
associated by profession. Both Mrs. Babbit and Rachel Atkins were listed as
Carl Hildreth appears to have been the most notable resident. Water rent
records show he occupied the property from April 1916 until his death in 1935.
After that it seems his widow, Merl and her son Leonard and his wife Alma
remained t the house. Leonard W. Hildreth was a highway patrolman and his
wife Alma was a cook.
Carl Hildreth's prominence in the community stems from his photographic talents.
His brother Frank established a photography studio in Longmont in 1902. He
brought his brother Carl into the business together they operated studios
in Longmont, Berthoud, Lyons and Ft. Collins. Their popularity is documented
by the many pictures of babies, school classes, weddings and street scenes
from Longmont to Ft. Collins.