508 South Sergeant Avenue
Circa 1891 ~ Queen Anne
Architect W. B. Rees
Henry’s wife, Matilda planned the design of the house
When his home was built, it contained some of the modern conveniences such as speaking tubes and a central vacuum system.
His mining crew discovered the Crystal Cave at Fourth and Gray. It is reported to have the largest calcite crystal ever found in the United States. It is now entombed in water.
The house is an example of the Free Classic subtype of the Queen Annestyle. The structure includes small round modillions and a side-wrap porch that continues north as a porte cochére. Look up to see fish scale shingles, and then focus below on the tapered square wood columns and an arched stained glass transom at the front porch. The current façade dates to circa 1935. The north side of the home features an asymmetric multi-segmented