The Haxby House in the snow, 1959.

National and State Register

Historic Resources of Marble, Colorado, and Vicinity

Marble was founded in 1881 as part of the effort to quarry the extensive marble deposits of the Yule Creek area in Gunnison County.  The town developed into a transportation and processing hub for the local marble industry. 

By the early 20th century, the area was one of the most significant marble quarrying regions in the country.  Marble quarried there was used in hundreds of landmark buildings, structures and monuments throughout the nation, including the Lincoln Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Washington Monument. 

Prominent Denver examples of Yule Marble utilization include the State Capital, Cheesman Memorial, and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.  The development of the town, marble mining, and the related transportation system are the three areas of significance.  (Cover documentation accepted by National Register in 1989.)