Situated on a craggy hilltop overlooking Estes Park, Colorado, the Birch Bungalow enjoyed commanding views of Longs Peak and the surrounding mountains. But on the night of December 21, 1907, the structure was destroyed by fire. Its haunting ruins remain a prominent feature of the town to this day.
Built by Carl Piltz, a local blacksmith and stonemason, for Albert Birch, the single storey stone structure boasted a massive fireplace, wrap-around porch and large windows. Despite being inhabited for just three years, the single-story structure overlooking the main street through the town has found its place in local history.
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