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Nichols-Zimbeck House
601 Collyer Street

Landmark Designation: 1981

Construction Date: ca. 1896

Architectural Style: Queen Anne

This house is associated with two pioneers who contributed to the early days of Longmont, Levi V. Nichols and John Zimbeck.

Levi V. Nichols, a Civil War veteran, came to Longmont in 1870, making the trip over the plains by wagon. He homesteaded east of Longmont and was a very successful farmer. When the Civil War broke out, Nichols, a lad of 17, enrolled in the Southern Army, serving under General Marmaduke. He served through the entire war, achieved the rank of Captain, and for the rest of his life in Longmont he was known as "Cap" Nichols.

John Zimbeck, also a retired farmer, came to Longmont from Erie with John Kiteley in a stage coach. Mr. Zimbeck was active in the community affairs and was known as an important person in the development of Longmont. He was an active member in Longmont's International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge and probably was an inspiration for its erection of a new building located at 434 Main Street in 1907.

If you would like to learn more about this property, please see our architectural survey that was completed on the property in 2002.

Reference
HPC 1981-2