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907 Greenwood Canon City Colorado 81212

One of the most unique homes in Canon City is for sale. 907 Greenwood is known as the Gibson mansion. This 3 story 7000+ square foot house has history from Canon City to Cripple Creek and historical reputation involving lumber barons and prisons. Listing agent Mike Butts: This is one of Canon City’s oldest and largest homes built by David E. Gibson a local businessman and lumber baron in 1898. Stone for the house came from local quarries and labor came from inmates at the Territorial Prison. The home features imported tile from France, hand carved woodwork using oak, mahogany, … Click For More

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Canon City, Dinosaures and History

Anybody who has ever been to Canon City Colorado knows it has a lot to offer. Known for the Royal Gorge Bridge, the Arkansas River, Rafting and hiking. But many people only know part of the story. Fremont County is full of history from the Louisiana Purchase to the Victorian age and back to the Dinosaur Age. This video offers a great overview of the area. The historic town of Canon City is alive and well today. With consistent employment, local entertainment and a great out door lifestyle people flock to the area for fun, vacation and to live. Please … Click For More

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Repurposed Buildings in Canon City and Florence

With all the ideas of sustainablity and ‘green’ going around these days it’s nice to see and hear people ask for old buildings they can repurpose. Canon City and Florence have a couple of buildings that could be repurposed. The old zinc building at 1750 Forge Road on the old College of the Canyon grounds is a good example. The property has 2 buildings. Both need some tlc, love and money, but the grounds are great! And the buildings are in the city limits – a rare find with 40 acres. But if you’ve got the money the opportunities are … Click For More

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