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Property Name Emerick, Charles, House
Reference Number 14000059
State Colorado
County Las Animas
Town Trinidad
Street Address 1211 Nevada Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 3/18/2014
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The Mixed Style exhibited by the1905 Emerick House combines the Gothic Revival, Late Victorian and Late 19th and Early 20 1h Century American Movement styles. Because of its placement, the Gothic Revival tower creates a character-defining dominant feature. It is a round, one-story crenellated tower on the house's southeastern corner of the main facade making the Gothic Revival style features most apparent. Late Victorian style character-defining features include its asymmetrical front fac;ade, rough-faced sandstone dentils, beltcourse, and watertable and front-gabled projection. By incorporating the Late Victorian style Emerick was able to select decorative motifs to achieve a degree of picturesque intricacy and to enhance the irregular massing of the design in the building. Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements character-defining features include the hipped roof of the main portion of the house, wide overhanging flared eaves with brackets, and hipped-roof dormers. While Charles Emerick built other homes in Trinidad, none were as ornate or innovative as the one he built for his own family. The Charles Emerick House is the only documented residence in Trinidad that is built of hand-cut rough-faced sandstone and includes a one-story Gothic style tower that has a battlement with crenels, merlons and coping.

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