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Fun Fact: We Found A Time Capsule!

Posted by Breckenridge Associates Real Estate on Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 9:27pm.

Our Historic Building - A Part Of Breckenridge History
As you may already know, the office building we at Breckenridge Associates Real Estate call home is a Breckenridge original. Commonly viewed in the background of one of Breckenridge's most famous images of little girl, Ella Foote, our office was home to Ella and her family. 

Ella Foote peers through a snow tunnel. The Breckenridge Associates Real Estate building is in the background

In this most celebrated image (above) of Victorian Breckenridge, young Ella Foote peers through a snow tunnel across Main Street during the Great Winter of 1898. That year it began to snow on November 27, and continued until February 20, 1899. Snow rose to the rooftops, people exited buildings through second story windows, and tunnels were dug across roads to allow foot traffic. The trains were helpless against 40-foot snowdrifts and Breckenridge was completely cut off from the outside world for 79 days.

The building was built in 1905 by Ella’s father, Robert W. Foote, a prominent Breckenridge businessman. It featured a beautiful and stately Doric columned porch, and was one of only three brick residences constructed at the time. Mr. Foote owned and operated the posh Denver Hotel on Main Street and was the first general manager of Wellington Mines Company, the largest and longest operating gold producer. He was twice elected Mayor, served as county commissioner and was on the school board among other accomplishments.

We're Remodeling...And Found...A Time Capsule 
Now that you know the backstory of our real estate building, you might find our recent discovery as fun and interesting as we do. We were recently remodeling our conference room, removing a built-in bench, and found a time capsule of sorts. Someone had stuffed a phone book from 1925, some ticket stubs and a few other items into the wall. We learned in 1925, only 50 people in Breckenridge had a phone. The phone number to our building was #6. If you're interested in taking a look at the items we found, come on by. 

Breckenridge Associates Real Estate

Please contact us to learn more about real estate in Breckenridge and Summit County, Colorado. 800.774.7970 or 970.453.2200. Click here for the latest news about Breckenridge Real Estate.

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