Golden, Colorado: Loveland Cottage - Leap Year LandmarkGold Rush era building is oldest cut wood structure in Colorado. It's birthday is Feb. 29th, 1860, which apparently caused the local historic designation ordinance to go off the rails....
- 717 12th St., Golden, CO
- Just east of Washington Ave, at 12th St and Prospector's Alley.
Visitor Tips and News About Loveland Cottage - Leap Year Landmark
This town's oldest building is a Leap Year baby. The historic Loveland Cottage is a gold rush original, but the first account of it under construction was printed in the Western Mountaineer newspaper on February 29, 1860. With the city's historic preservation ordinance requiring buildings to be 50, this presented a challenge, but Golden leaders were up to the task and made allowance in 2004 for designating the place that had just turned 36.
This otherwise over 150-year-old leap year landmark is very important, being the oldest building made entirely of saw cut wood in the state, and the first Colorado home of the Loveland family, whom many Colorado places are named after.[Richard Gardner, 03/17/2012]