Newcomb House Historical

Newcomb House Historical (HM1UIA)

Location: Parker, CO 80138 Douglas County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 31.05', W 104° 45.715'

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10965 Pikes Peak Drive

—Town of Parker Landmark —

In 1910, newlyweds James and Victoria Newcomb bought this property from George Parker for $150. In January of 1911 they built their first home, which is the central portion of the present house. Reputedly, it was built quickly, "up and all closed in" in just 21 days. James had moved to Parker in March of 1910 and had opened a barber shop in the Rhode Island Hotel. James was also a fine violinist and formed Newcomb's Orchestra, later called the Parker Band. In the fall of 1911, James built his own shop across the street from the Rhode Island Hotel and for many years the couple moved back and forth between the house and the rear quarters of the shop, renting out the house at least five times between 1913 and 1926.

Victoria, who had once taught at Pine Grove School with her sister, Laura, became Postmaster of Parker in 1914 and held that position for 34 years. By 1930, James and Victoria had separated but Victoria remained on as one of Parker's most steadfast citizens. She and her sister lived together in this house from the late 1930s until their deaths in the early 1960s.

The home was designated a Parker Landmark on August 20, 2007.
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HM NumberHM1UIA
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Placed ByTown of Parker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees39.51750000, -104.76191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 31.05', W 104° 45.715'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 31' 3" N, 104° 45' 42.9" W
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Area Code(s)720, 303
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11124-11226 S Pikes Peak Dr, Parker CO 80138, US
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