Dexter Cabin & Healy House, Leadville, CO
Sponsored by the Healy House Museum and History Colorado
July 6th-8th and 12th-15th, 2012
Check out project photos HERE!
History: Built in 1878, the Healy house was the home of one of Leadville’s early founders August Meyer. The house is a virtually unaltered example of late Victorian architecture and is now run by History Colorado as a regional museum. The Dexter cabin, built in 1879 as a hunting lodge, appears to be a simple log cabin but on the inside is incredibly ornate. Both buildings suffer from Leadville’s harsh climate and high altitude and are in need of repairs.
Location: Both buildings are located in historic Leadville at 912 Harrison Avenue.
Lodging and meals: Lodging was provided by the Leadville Presbyterian Church in their Youth Center, 299 McWethy Drive, Leadville.
Scope of Work: The HistoriCorps team conducted preservation maintenance to both the Dexter Cabin and the Healy House. Work included:
- Repairing and repainting the windows, doors, and frames of the Dexter Cabin
- Replacing deteriorated board-and-batten siding on the Dexter Cabin
- Applying preservative to the exterior walls of the Dexter Cabin
- Repairing and Reconstructing the west porch on the Healy House