858 THIRD AVENUE / Emmons-Adler House – built 1903
The American Foursquare built by Amos Jesse Emmons in 1903 reflects the result of hard work that began when Amos started farming on his own at the age of sixteen. His father died when he was two and after the death of his mother, he joined the army to fight in the Civil War. Mustered out in 1866, he came to Colorado in search of his brother, George, who had come West in 1864. In 1876 he married Lovina Robinson and became the father of 7 children. In 1898, Emmons and his family moved to 858 Third Avenue. In 1903, the original house was razed and the present house was built. Carl H. Adler was born in Culp, Germany and at the age of three, his family moved to the United States. It is uncertain when Alder moved to Colorado. However, he soon established himself as a successful farmer and rancher in the Mead area. In 1919, Adler married Marry Minch and became the father of thirteen children. Adler and his family moved to the home after his retirement in 1951.