National and State Register

Harry & Lilly Phillips House

Mesa County

Local builder A.B. Mahany, responsible for several ornamental concrete block houses in the area, began constructing this excellent example north of Fruita in 1906. 

A photo of the house with twin cross gables above a long porch in black and white. In the foreground are a gazebo and a smaller well on the right both covered by octagonal cones between two leafless trees.

Harry & Lilly Phillips House

It shares many of the characteristics typical of concrete block construction, but also incorporates some interesting variations, including its beveled corners and bay windows.  Listed under Ornamental Concrete Block Buildings in Colorado, 1900 to 1940 Multiple Property Submission.