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Designated Landmarks


White-Smith House
426 Emery Street Longmont

Landmark Designation: 2004

Construction Date: 1885

Architectural Style: Vernacular Wood Frame

This house was built by Eben White, one of Longmont's preeminent pioneers. He was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts on September 18, 1845. On July 24, 1862, he enlisted with the 36th Massachusetts Volunteers. He later joined Company H of the Fifty Massachusetts Volunteers, where he served until the end of the Civil War. He was a charter member of Chicago-Colorado Colony, arriving in newly-named Longmont on May 6, 1871. From that time until 1874, he drive the stage between Erie and Longmont, Before Longmont had its own railroad connection. He dabbled in mining, holding claims in several and owning the Tippecanoe and Eagle of the West mines. He soon sought a more stable income and opened a grocery store in Longmont. He then served as a cashier at the Emerson-Buckingham Bank before opening his own real estate, loan, and insurance business. Smith moved from this house in 1880 to a much large brick structure of the West Side. He died in 1922.

By 1881, the house at 426 Emery Street belonged to Clavin H. Smith, about whom records say little. He resided here until 1885.

If you would like to learn more about this property, please see our architectural survey that was completed on the property in 2001.

HPC 2004-1