National and State Register

Evans-Elbert Ranch / Elbert-Austin Ranch

Clear Creek County

The property is associated with two prominent families important during Colorado’s territorial period. Clear

A black and white photo of the ranch house between two large pine trees (1980).

Evans-Elbert Ranch / Elbert-Austin Ranch in 1980.

In 1868, John Evans and Samuel H. Elbert established a mountain cattle ranch that eventually covered much of the Vance, Metz, and Corral Creek valleys and uplands of Jefferson County.  A 1908 log and stone Rustic style residence on the property was built for Louise Elbert Everett.  It was designed by J. Christopher Jensen, an Iowa architect, and constructed by Jock Spence, a prominent local contractor.