H.W. Preston House
319 Bross Street
Landmark Designation: 1988
Construction Date: 1880
Architectural Style: Italianate
The house was built by Harry W. Preston in 1880. Mr. Preston was a well-known
businessman, and owned and operated a grocery store. He was married to Rosa
Terry, daughter of Seth Terry, president of the Chicago-Colorado Colony and
school board president. Mr. and Mrs. Seth Terry lived for a time in the Preston
home and were living there at the time of Mrs. Terry's death in 1898. Mr.
Preston was the last surviving founding member of the St. Vrain Lodge No.
The home passed into the ownership of a Mrs. Lambert, who operated a boarding
house with big Sunday meals. These were popular events, with people coming
form all around to attend. Over the years, ownership of the house change and
the upstairs was turned into an apartment and eventually the structure was
used as a two-family residence. In 1986 the home was restored to its original