115 West Elkhorn
First school building
This building was the first dedicated school house in Estes Park and was originally located in the middle of the intersection, to your right, where Big Horn Drive now goes to the North. Built in 1887 with money from a 4 mil tax that the community approved for a school. Moved to the current location in 1908 it was also the site of Sunday church services and was a public meeting house. As the years passed, it was a theater, dance hall, the Odd Fellows Hall and F.P. Clatworthy's "Ye Little Shop". The Frumess family operated the "Pioneer Gift Shop" here since 1947, and in the last 2 decades have been retail stores of several names.
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