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1st Summer Tour: Home of Carol Gugat

July 13, 2023


Registration notes:  This isn’t a large home so there will be two registrations holding 40 people each MAXIMUM.  Note the earlier times.  You will need to select which group you prefer when signing up.

You are signing up for 2nd registration on this form.

4 PM:  1st registration

4:30 PM:  Tours begin, will switch groups at 5 PM

These tours end at 5:30 PM promptly.

5:30 PM:  2nd registration

6:00 PM:  Tours begin, will switch groups at 6:30 PM

Second tours end at 7 PM.

The home is located just two houses south of the First Lutheran Church where HPA usually meets.  It is between Columbia and Buena Ventura Streets, on the east side of Cascade.  Please NOTE that the sidewalks in front of the gated yard are chopped up, so take care when walking up to the house!  Parking is available on Cascade.  No food is allowed in the house, but bottled water will be available.


This home was built ca 1897 by George Babbit.  The home is not a “gingerbread” Queen Ann Victorian, but falls more into the style of Charles Eastlake, an architect who was known for a plainer style with moderate decoration—gabled roof and decorative shingles.  There is a sleeping porch off the master bedroom, and many interesting and unique decorative touches throughout the home, even a bathroom totally wallpapered in old maps and Carol’s room full of old dolls of every kind. This house was converted during WWII into six apartments.  In 1993 the former owners restored the home into a single family residence.  During that conversion, a coved ceiling was discovered in the kitchen, and pocket doors were restored.  The front porch was also added at that time.  Current homeowners have lived here since 2006.


Note that there are two bathrooms on the main floor that are handicap accessible.  However, the house itself has steep narrow stairs and would only be accessible to those with canes who could maneuver staircases and stand.

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July 13, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Home of Carol Guget
1421 North Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80907 United States
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