09 February 2013
The Barker House
A photo I took on January 31st of the Barker House in Manitou Springs, which was originally a large resort hotel that grew to over 100 rooms. Built by Charles Barker, over time it evolved into apartments, and I understand it's now a senior citizen housing facility. It's also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (You can read more about the Barker House HERE.) Below is a picture of it taken in 1890 by the famous photographer William Henry Jackson. I had never seen Jackson's photo of the Barker House when I took mine 122+ years later. It's purely coincidence that they were taken from the same angle. To think, we were standing in the very same spot. That's pretty cool!