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A Look Back

Images from Colorado Springs' past

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A room in the home of Irving Howbert in this undated photograph. The address of the home was 17 N. Weber St., Colorado Springs. Howbert (1846-1934), as clerk and recorder for El Paso County, worked to secure the land for establishment of the city of Colorado Springs. He made a fortune owning a silver mine and was a member of the Colorado Senate. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-9541

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The home of Dr. Edwin Solly is pictured in an undated photograph. The large brick and stone house was located at 323 E. Bijou St., Colorado Springs. Information included with the archived photograph states the building was demolished in November 1977. Solly was a prominent figure in early Colorado Springs. A transplant from England, Solly came, like many others, for his health. He wrote a number of booklets and pamphlets extolling the climate and the waters in the region and was the founder of Cragmor Sanitorium (located on property now encompassed by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Solly also was personal physician to city founder William Jackson Palmer and president of the influential El Paso Club for 17 years. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-5069

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Harold Gavin Knight in an official U.S. Army portrait from the 1950s. Knight was a veteran of the Korean War who worked as a medical technician at Camp Carson Army Hospital. He lived in the Pikes Peak region from 1953 to 1969. RAY TURNER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 487-116

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A portrait dated 1896 shows Albert Lewis Bartlett, son of William Lewis Bartlett and Agnes Louella Andrews Bartlett. William Lewis Bartlett was the first dentist to practice in Colorado Springs, and Agnes Bartlett sang with the Colorado Springs Opera. Albert was born on Dec. 1, 1887. He died of heart disease at the age of 15 on Jan. 3, 1903. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-7375

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Clarence Coil, left, and an unidentified friend at a photography club meeting circa 1940. Coil (1905- 1978) was a wellknown photographer whose aerial photographs were used to determine the site for the Air Force Academy. HOWARD PINNEY COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 483-4

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A photograph taken in the early 1930s shows Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs, lit up by Christmas decorations and the headlights of passing automobiles. The Exchange National Bank is shown on the right and the First National Bank just beyond it. RAY TURNER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 487-94

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In this 1900 photograph, a man opens the gate at the entrance to Redstone Castle in Manitou Springs. Redstone Castle is seen through the gateway on the hill beyond. JAMES O. HERMANSEN PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 314-2302

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