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Morning Visit To St. Elmo, Colorado - November 17, 2006
It was a sunny morning when I arrived in St. Elmo at approximately 9:30 a.m.,
which created some very good lighting conditions to snap some photos in town.
This time, I focused a little more on specific historic buildings that are standing.
The adjacent photo is of the Cash Williams Building on the main road in town.
Upon looking inside, there were piles of antiquated "junk" throughout
the front room. Interestingly, even the "junk" in St. Elmo often points
to the historical significance of the town and its mining culture from the settlement era.
As I walked around, I did not see another person in town.
I did hear some construction noises inside the three story building
across from the St. Elmo General Store and spotted three hunters along
Chaffee County Road 162, but that was it!
All the best,
St. Elmo Photo Gallery
The McKenzie Ottoson House built in 1885. This home is located near the entrance of the town.
The St. Elmo General Store, which is open during the summer months.
This bell on the deck of the St. Elmo Mercantile buidling (built in 1892) caught my attention. I wonder what stories could be told about that bell!
The American House Hotel Parlour, built in 1882.
The Cash Williams Building, built in 1881.
This building is probably the most photogenic structure in the entire town. ;)
The McKinney Hellman House, built in 1882.
An old schoolhouse.
If you spend much time in St. Elmo, you'll notice the many outhouses that are around.
The lightning was not the greatest, but I liked the composition of the mailboxes, Tincup Pass sign and Chaffee County road sign.