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Property Name Metzger Farm
Reference Number 13000077
State Colorado
County Adams
Town Westminster
Street Address 12080 Lowell Blvd. Westminster, CO
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 03/20/2013
Areas of Significance AGRICULTURE, ARCHITECTURE, LAW, POLITICS I GOVERNMENT
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000077.pdf
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The Metzger Farm, an intact complex of farmhouse, caretakers' house, barn, outbuildings, gardens, lakes, crop fields/pasture and equipment, is locally significant under National Register Criterion A in the area of Agriculture as an excellent example of a mid-twentieth century hobby farm. Additionally, it is locally significant under Criterion B in the area of Law and Politics/Government for its association with John Metzger, a prominent Denver lawyer, Colorado attorney general, political leader and entrepreneur. Finally, the farm is locally significant under Criterion C in the area of Architecture for its good example of a Colonial Revival style farmhouse, its Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements style caretakers' house, and for the type, period and method of construction of its mid-century barn and various outbuildings.

 

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