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.
Aerial photo of the Pikes Peak Greenhouses & farmhouse
Souvenir advertisement for The Pikes Peak Floral Co.
Photo of the Pikes Peak Greenhouses donated by the Tim Haley family hanging in Casa Verde Common House
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?”
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.
Continue reading “Patty Jewett History”
The ARC Buck-A-Bag Fundraiser benefiting our neighborhood’s Taylor Elementary School is in the Spring. For every bag or box delivered to the ARC Donation Station (SW corner of Nevada/Vermijo), ARC givesTaylor $1. Make sure to mention Taylor’s Buck a Bag fundraiser & sign your name to the tally sheet.
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.
And a chance to keep the neighborhood safe from fake cats.
This small area with swings, a garden bench, a mosaic train sculpture and plantings is maintained by volunteers. It’s located along the Shooks Run Trail, adjacent to the Good Neighbors Meeting House. Also nearby is the Casa Verde Commons cohousing community.
Map of local Rock Island & Shooks Run trails.
Peppermint Patties is Patty Jewett Neighborhood’s children’s group. Children and their adults get together regularly for various enriching and play opportunities.