Historic Sites

Allen Cabin – original homestead in Allenspark

Some interesting history about Alonzo Allen can be found here on a Denver Library website.

Allen cabin plaque Allen Cabin fireplace

The Bunce School

Colo. Hwy. 7, south of Allenspark

National Register 5/22/1986, 5BL.371

Constructed in 1888, the building is one of two log rural schoolhouses remaining in the county.

Bunce School

Built in 1888 by V.H. (Dick) Rowley, the school is an excellent example of the early educational structures in the high mountain areas of Colorado in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  It was named after J.H. Bunce, an early settler in the area.  The school served the local communities of Raymond, Heathermeade and Peaceful Valley.

The Bunce School was granted an Historic Designation, May 22, 1986, and also has state and county historic designation.  It is also recognized by the National Register.

In the spring of 1996, the members of Hilltop Guild purchased from the Allenspark Fire Protection District, the adjoining property and buildings of the Historic Bunce Schoolhouse.  This rejoins property that once belonged to the Kelleys.  The use of this building is controlled by a committee, the board and membership of the Hilltop Guild.  It is currently serving as a museum and lending library.


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