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Florissant Fossil Beds

  • Also Known As: Adaline Hornbek Homestead

  • Address: 15807 Teller Co Rd 1
  • Vicinity: CR 1
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Sight
  • Sight Category: Terrestrial Feature

Experience the Prehistory of Colorado

Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado. - NPS



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event

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Particulars for Florissant Fossil Beds:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Owner Federal
Paleontology Fossil
Architectural Style Greek revival
Historic Use Natural Feature
Historic Use Single dwelling
Level of Significance State
Sight Category Terrestrial Feature

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 81000105
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architectural Style: Greek revival
Nominator Name: National Monument
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1878, c 1910
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

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