800 Emery Street
Landmark Designation: 1980
Construction Date: ca 1889
Architectural Style: Italianate
This simple, yet majestic colonial home, located on a corner lot with tall,
mature trees silhouetting it, was not so picturesque when first constructed
in 1889. Several remodelings have enhanced it's exterior and interior.
George A. Starbird came to Longmont in 1873 to be the Chicago-Colorado Colony
Surveyor-Engineer. He was in his last year of engineering school at Illinois
Northwestern University and left to fill the position when the colony surveyor
died. In 1900, Mr. Starbird sold the property to John Hartman and moved his
family to a 640 acre farm northeast of Longmont, where they lived for many
John Hartman came to the St. Vrain Valley to work on a farm near Pella until
he bought his own farm on the northeast corner of Union Reservoir. John Hartman
made many civic contributions and served as City Alderman from 1915 to 1919.