(“Count Pourtales Residence,” photograph unknown, ca. 1888-1890. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-635.)

Count Pourtales’ house at the end of Kiowa Street with Pikes Peak in the background and a full moon overhead. “Wah Hang Laundry” sign is on building on the left. Photo mounted on board. Back of photo signed “Hattie E. Macklin.” Photo identified on back as “Kiowa Street – Looking West. Residence of Count Pourtales. Marksheffel Garage now occupies this site and Public Library is west of .”

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2 Responses to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 9/17/10: Count Pourtales Residence

  1. Dan Kulp says:

    Now that is an eerily cool shot from the past.

  2. tOkKa says:

    –>> ..excellently spooky !!

    ~ t

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