George W. Allen House
703 3rd Avenue
Landmark Designation: 1978
Construction Date: 1892
Architectural Style: Victorian
George Washington Allen was the son of Alonzo Nelson Allen and Mary Ann Harris
Dickens Allen, St. Vrain Valley pioneers. As a young boy, George worked around
the well-known stage stop in old Burlington operated by his mother, Mary.
He took care of may chores since his father was away for long periods of time
prospecting with his step-brother, W.H.
Dickens. Cattleman, stage driver, freighter and livery stable owner, Allen
prospered. In 1892, Allen built this impressive 2-story brick home and relocated
his family from 924
2nd Avenue. The Allen's are an important family in Longmont history
because of their contributions to the growth and development of the area since