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January 22, 2013
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Thompson House a step away from National Register

CARBONDALE, Colorado - The historic Thompson House, built in 1885 and home to the pioneering Thompson ranching family, is one step away from listing on the National Register of Historic Places, according to Beth White, executive director of the Mount Sopris Historical Society.

The Thompson House was part of developer Frieda Wallison's Thompson Park development that has been approved by the town of Carbondale. The Mt. Sopris Historical Society is currently the steward of the Thompson House Museum, and is the owner of the contents of the house and the associated museum collection. The house itself is still owned by Wallison and is to be dedicated to the town of Carbondale once the final plat is submitted.

The house received a unanimous vote of approval for the historic register on Friday from the Colorado Historic Preservation Review Board in Denver.

Thirteen members of the Society went to Denver for that meeting.

According to White, the house must now undergo review by the Keeper of the National Register at the National Park Service in Washington, D.C., before it will officially be placed on the register.

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