View of the Cliff House and Soda Spring Pavilion in Manitou Springs, Colorado. The Pavilion is a cross gabled structure with ridgecresting, a cupola, and lattice work in the form of sunbursts in the gables of the open east end. It has a knee-high rusticated stone foundation, and in the foreground the walls containing Fountain Creek and the cylindrical shelters around Navajo and Cheyenne Springs are of the same stone. Central in the image is the Cliff House Hotel, an eclectic mixture of styles, with three major sections. The four story north wing has a hipped gable roof with widows' walks and a projecting hip roofed square tower. Its north end has a faceted tower with a lookout. The central wing has a hipped gable roof and dormer, ridgecresting, and a square projecting tower. The five story south wing is of rusticated stone, the third floor has a balcony, and the hipped roof has four clipped dormers. The southwest corner has a round tower with a conical roof; the southern dormer features a palladian window. A three-story residence with hipped roof, dormers and open porch is in the upper right; electric wires cross the image.
[between 1890 and 1900?]
Photoprint is mounted on mat board.; Printed on back of photoprint: A description of the views available from the W.E. Hook Publishing Company.; Title reproduced on photoprint from label on photonegative.; R7100016565
1 photoprint : hand tinted ; 13 x 20 cm. (5 x 8 in.)
Manitou Springs (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Resorts--Colorado--Manitou Springs--1890-1900.; Springs--Colorado--Manitou Springs--1890-1900.; Cliff House (Manitou Springs, Colo.)--1890-1900.
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