“Pacific Blue” Paint & Karmann Ghia’s

Jim and Elise Beechwood have lived in their turquoise house at 1810 Franklin Street in Patty Jewett for 49 of the 54 years they’ve been married. In their drive, sits a row of matching cars — customized by Jim and painted “Pacific Blue” — the “best color ever for that car, I think.” The sleek-but-humble cars are part of his collection of Karmann Ghia’s, “the best body style ever,” according to Jim. They were made in Germany by Volkswagen with the engine at the back and were at first not imported to the U.S. Continue reading ““Pacific Blue” Paint & Karmann Ghia’s”

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Casa Verde Cohousing – What is it?

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By Heila Rogers

In 1999 Colorado Springs resident Tim Haley decided to sell his family’s land at the corner of Columbia and Corona streets in Patty Jewett. Having been greenhouses and a flower farm for years, he was ready to shut down operations of the facility after it being in his family since the 40’s and in operation for 90 years.

Casa Verde cohousing now exists on the site and includes 34 condominium units of 4-plex or duplex homes arranged around a central garden area and shared fruit orchard, a spread of lawn, and a playground situated next to a Common House. The 2 or 3-bedroom homes are lived in by a cluster of people who choose to live by consensus. Continue reading “Casa Verde Cohousing – What is it?”

Patty Jewett PORCHFEST!

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Fun, fun, fun! PORCHFEST is coming back for 2017!

Sunday, September 17th!

It’s free ~ and this year will include an additional band and porch. 4 live bands on 4 Patty Jewett porches. If you’d like to help support this neighborly, local, live music event go to the GoFundMe page here.

Donations directly support band fees and kids activities at each stop.

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Patty Jewett History

By Tim Scanlon

Photos By Dave Rogers

Located near downtown Colorado Springs, the Patty Jewett Neighborhood is a diverse collection of homes, businesses and public spaces that has evolved for over a century. The 1912 City Plan, crafted by pioneer city planner Charles Mulford Robinson, shows the southwest portion of the neighborhood developed first, south of Fontanero St and east toward El Paso Street.

Named for its historic association with the adjacent Patty Jewett Golf Course, the original fairways of the 1897 Town and Gown Golf Course were located north and east of Columbia and El Paso Streets, now occupied by residences. Ten years later, the facility was moved to its current location and renamed the Colorado Springs Golf Club. In 1919, William K. Jewett, an early club member, purchased and donated it to the City as a self-sustaining facility in honor of his wife, Patty Stuart Jewett, an avid golfer and outdoor sportswoman. The 1899 clubhouse remains today as a private residence at the northeast corner of El Paso and Columbia Streets.

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People of Patty Jewett – Wendy Mike

By Heila Rogers

Wendy Mike says she feels like she lives in a bed and breakfast when a rainbow glows over the Patty Jewett golf course across from her house while she and her family enjoy summer meals outside. The way every house in the neighborhood is different never gets old for her, although she’s lived in Patty Jewett with her husband for almost 20 years. Chris Mike has lived in the neighborhood for 37 years. Continue reading “People of Patty Jewett – Wendy Mike”

A Walkable Neighborhood

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Blue spruce, apple trees and picket fences. You’ll find all these and more walking the sidewalks or paved trails around the area. People in Patty Jewett and the surrounding neighborhoods enjoy walking their dogs (or themselves) at all times of year. It’s a chance to greet one another, maybe exchange a few words and enjoy the outdoors.

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And a chance to keep the neighborhood safe from fake cats.

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Annual Picnic & Block Party

1908409_10152663198404916_4424703919085673114_nGather with friends and meet new neighbors at the annual Patty Jewett neighborhood party. It’s a potluck so bring a treat for the community table.

It was held in 2016 on Saturday, August 6th from 4-7 p.m. on Royer St. (between Caramillo/Columbia). PJNA provided hot dogs, lemonade, a band and kids activities. TREO, a jazz fusion band whose bassist is PJNA neighbor Mike played from 5-7 p.m.

You may renew or purchase your $12 PJNA membership here – money is used for fun events like these! See you at the party!