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James W. Bacon House
407 Bowen Street

Landmark Designation: 1987

Construction Date: 1885

Architectural Style: Queen Anne

This house is believed to have been originally owned by James Watson Bacon, a prominent local pioneer. Born in Ohio, Bacon came to Colorado by oxen and wagon in 1860. Bacon was a Justice of the Peace, and served in the House of the Colorado Territorial Legislature from 1870 to 1874. He founded the Farmers Milling and Elevator Company, and was one of the directors of the Farmers National Bank and of the Emerson Buckingham Bank and Trust Co. He was president of the Highland Ditch Company in 1895. James W. Bacon died in 1916.

At the time of his death, the property was purchased by Elmer Linn Montgomery, who was married to Bacon's step-daughter, Alice MacNitt Montgomery. Mr. Montgomery was a prominent local farmer and cattleman. He served on the Longmont City Council, and represented Boulder County in the State Legislature.

HPC 1987-1