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The Incredible McCormick Mansion in Trinidad, Colorado

by Val Wilson. Photos courtesy of Scenic West Properties.

Welcome to Stars of the Southwest, in which Phoenix native Val takes us on a rolling, rollicking tour of the area’s most striking historical homes for sale.
This beautiful Queen Anne-style home in Trinidad is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. Known as the McCormick Mansion, it was designed and built in 1892 by the Trinidad firm of Bulger and Rapp.

The home contains 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and 10 foot ceilings. The 5,784 square foot
mansion is on 3.47 acres, and has been renovated throughout. It displays the classical features of
a Queen Anne home and is located on the outskirts of Trinidad, which boasts many historical museums and picturesque views of the mountains. This beauty is waiting for you!


1919 Pinon St, Trinidad, CO

CIRCA 1892
6 beds, 3.5 baths, 5,784 sq. ft.
Asking price: $695,000
Lot size: 3.47 acres
MLS #: 17-269
See the full listing on Scenic West Properties.


Val Wilson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and just never left! The sunsets and southwestern flavor of the territory have always been a place she calls home. Her love for old houses blossomed when she started exploring the many rustic ghost towns of Arizona in high school. The structures and homes left behind by former pioneers, miners, and ranchers ignited a passion to preserve such places so their story, and the people who lived there, live on in our histories.

Val has a Masters in Elementary Education, and is a teacher of the gifted. In her spare time, she is the chairman of her town’s art commission, a committee dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of the structures and community systems within the town boundaries. Her town is a former 1955 retirement community, which fuels her love for mid-century recipes that she displays on her blog Mid-Century Chef.

She is also treasurer of the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association (PCA), which researches, investigates, and preserves artifacts, documents, and pioneer cemeteries of territorial Phoenix. She is often found at their headquarters, historic Smurthwaite, which is a 1897 shingle style house built by one of Phoenix’s pioneers, James Creighton. It is also one of the few remaining nineteenth century buildings in Phoenix.


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