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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 36, September 3, 2006, Article 8

THE JAMES V. DEXTER COTTAGE

W. David Perkins of Centennial, Colorado writes: "At the 2006 ANA
Convention I attended the Sundman lecture series session on James V.
Dexter (of 1804 Dollar fame), presented by Mark Ferguson (of Coin
World fame).

In today's Denver Post there is an article titled "A last resort /
Abandoned decades ago, the historic Dexter cottage in Lake County
is finding a second life."  The article is about the restoration of
the Dexter cottage, built by one of Colorado's early mining investors,
James V. Dexter.  There is a photo of Dexter and his family along
with other photos of the cottage and lake property.

It goes on to say "Dexter, who died in 1899, owned banks, shares in
nearly 30 mining companies, ranchland in Castle Rock [just south of
Denver] and Conejos County, a home at 1306 Champa St. in Denver [If
I recall correctly from Mark's talk, this is located today under the
Convention Center where the 2006 ANA Convention was held.  Mark, you
can correct this next week if I recalled incorrectly.], and was an
avid art, gem and coin collector.  Some say he was Colorado's first
millionaire."  The restoration work appears to be going well, and
the resort will be available for special events when reopened.

This link will take you to the story and photos: Full Story

[Great photos of a neat and unusual old building in a grand natural
setting!  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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