Aspen’s Enigma: the Samuel I. Hallett House

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Nestled amidst Aspen’s chic and modern scene lies the Samuel I. Hallett House, a shrouded figure in the town’s history. Believed to be Aspen’s oldest building, this hand-hewn log cabin whispers tales of the town’s humble beginnings. Constructed around 1885, it likely served as a miner’s dwelling during Aspen’s silver boom era. Later alterations and expansions around 1892 transformed it into a more conventional house. While the exact date of its construction is still debated, its legacy is clear.

Today, it is part of the Aspen Historical Society’s walking tour, offering a glimpse into the lives of Aspen’s pioneering residents.

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