Driggs Mansion, The Most Recognized Landmark Along Colorado's Hwy 141

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Real Estate Agent with Cedaredge Land Company

Driggs Mansion, The Most Recognized Landmark Along Colorado's Hwy 141. Not all that long ago, you use to be able to walk up and in Driggs Mansion, but vandals and weather have taken their toll on the old structure and now the area is fenced off.

Driggs Mansion CO Hwy 141Construction was started in 1914 and finished in 1918. Water had to be hauled in from West Creek to make the stone blocks. When it was finished Driggs Mansion had 6 or 7 rooms and two fireplaces. The roadside marker shows a picture of what the mansion use to look like before vandals hauled off much of the place.

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Located along the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway between Whitewater and Gateway, CO, the house sits at the base of another recognizable landmark...Thimble Rock. It's said the mansion's arched doorway was put there to represent Thimble Rock.

Driggs Mansion CO Hwy 141Driggs Mansion is located just past mile marker 126 as you are coming from the Whitewater side of the Scenic Byway.

The Scenic Byway is also known as CO Hwy 141, and this trip through canyon country is well worth the time. Remember to leave with a full tank of gas. Just before we got to Driggs Mansion coming from Whitewater, we passed a sign that said no gas for 96 miles.

Plan most of a day for this trip. Gateway Canyons Resort is a good place for a lunch stop, or bring your own. There are several picnic areas along CO Hwy 141.

For more information on Delta and Montrose County Real Estate, please give me a call.

Debbie Laity

GRI, SFR, REO Specialist, CNE, AHWD, BPOR

Broker Associate, Cedaredge Land Company

970-589-2886

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Tim Lorenz
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Thank you for the informational.  It is important to get bits and pieces not taught generally throughout the US.  Have a great 4th.

Jul 04, 2012 08:04 AM #1
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Roger D. Mucci
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Sad to see what happened to Driggs Mansion...............

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Good morning Debbie and thanks for sharing Driggs Mansion with us.  Great photo's by the way.

Hope you and yours enjoy a great Independence Day!

Jul 04, 2012 08:06 AM #3
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Thanks for sharing the interesting story about Driggs Mansion.

Have a wonderful day as we celebrate Independence Day.  Be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments that you will want to share.

 

Jul 04, 2012 08:15 AM #4
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Debbie Laity
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Hi, Tim... I'm glad you liked the piece.

Hi, Roger...back in the early 90s I was lucky enough to get to walk around the old mansion. I believe it was 1991 that is was fenced off. It's sad to see what people do to places like this.

Hi, John...thanks for stopping by. Happy 4th to you as well.

Hi, Roy...I'm glad you liked the story. Have a great day.

Jul 04, 2012 08:18 AM #5
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Nick T Pappas
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Debbie, too bad about the vandalism done to Drigg's Mansion.  At least some measures were finally taken to salvage what was left...anyway, just stopping by to wish you a happy 4th.

Jul 04, 2012 03:26 PM #6
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Hi, Nick...thanks for stopping by and Happy 4th of July to you, too.

Jul 04, 2012 03:34 PM #7
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Donna Foerster
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Debbie~ It's too bad you can't get close to Drigg's Mansion any longer.  It would be a real treat to walk inside.

Jul 04, 2012 04:22 PM #8
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Hi, Donna...It's really a neat place to see. If you ever get this way, check it out.

Jul 04, 2012 04:36 PM #9
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Thanks for telling us about Driggs Mansion, Debbie.  Have you covered all the landmarks yet.

 

And, CONGRATULATIONS on the 400,000 point mark!

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