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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Neighbors (the littlest ones) parade from Prospect Street, down Franklin Street and end up at Taylor Elementary school for snacks and drinks. Kids begin the parade by running from the starting point at top speed in costume, carrying lightsabers, fairy wands and other imaginative accessories.
Click here for local news coverage of the 2016 parade.
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.