August R. Meyer's 1878 Greek Revival clapboard house (now called Healy House) was built for his bride, Emma. The home features lavish Victorian furnishings collected in Leadville, including objects belonging to silver tycoon Horace and Augusta Tabor, along with other Leadville pioneers. For many years it was a boarding house and by 1900 twenty-one people called this home. The boarders included Dan Healy, and his cousin, Nellie, who taught school, and several of the men employed by the railroads.
James V. Dexter's surprisingly plush 1879 log cabin was the Leadville residence of the mining investor and businessman. By the time he built the cabin he was already a wealthy man and loved a wide variety of activities. Besides being an avid hunter, Dexter was a collector of coins, gems, etchings and paintings. He was a sought-after host, and his Leadville cabin, although small, allowed Dexter the freedom to entertain informally. He quickly became known as having the "stiffest and most exclusive private poker club" in Leadville.
Tribal Paths Online
This online exhibit looks at major events in the history of American Indians in Colorado over the past five centuries—trade networks; encounters with newcomers; the removal of tribes to reservations; the children’s experience with boarding schools; and the American Indian civil rights movement.