It is believed the town was named by miners from Como, Italy, who worked the coal fields of the area. In 1879, the town became the location of a depot of the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad, which was extended over Kenosha Pass to reach the silver mining areas during the Colorado Silver Boom. Later, the town served as a division point for trains going northward over Boreas Pass and southward toward Garos and over Trout Creek Pass at the western end of South Park. The town has many historic weathered structures, including the roundhouse, hotel, and depot and has the air of a ghost town that is still nevertheless populated, by twenty people. It has a small commercial district consisting of a post office, gallery, hotel. The depot has been renovated with plans to make it an area tourist attraction.
With a population in the 1910 census of 475, 36 more than in 2010, Como was then the largest community in Park County. There were eighty-three children of school age that year. The former Como High School had begun in an abandoned Presbyterian Church, which was moved to another site. The school closed in either 1940 or 1941, by which time railroad service to Como had already ended some three years earlier. The remaining pupils were bused to Fairplay. The old Como High School building was left intact and used for the storage of decades of school records and memorabilia, items which were rediscovered in the 1990s. The former school, with a well-preserved classroom, is open to the public only once annually, on Boreas Pass Railroad Day, but students may visit on field trips. The school provides a glimpse into yesteryear.
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reason given in notice to termiante: buyers could not acComodate loan closing cost. no inspection performed, etc.**...
home has been well taken care of and will provide many years of acComodations for the right individual! must see to appreciate....
a backyard patio that runs the length of the house will acComodate those large family gatherings or your sanctuary at the end of your week. solar panels keep your utility costs low. pool, clubhouse, open space, and miles of trails close by....
the shop building is currently used to store semi trucks and equipment and was originally built with narrow gauge rail tracks that would be used to restore old loComotives. the shop is insulated with spray foam and regular insulation. concrete floor and electricity. there is an electric roll up door on the east side and a large siding door on the west, a siding door on the north and walk through doors on east and west....
Cess. amazing views. rocks. this is just south of Como ~12 miles. ez access to many fishing reservo...
very gentle for ez access onto the property & building. very quiet area just south of Como. elkhorn ranches, filing #3, lot #43....
The camper or the tent to popular indian mtn near Como. wide...
take a peek under the stairs to find a hideaway for great pet acComodations when your furry companion needs some personal time. there is even outside access to the yard for fido's nature call. before heading out to the barns, stop at the well organized mud room with personal lockers to store gear for all seasons. fencing & cross fencing across the 35 acres allow sensible management of the livestock to maximize your stewardship of the land while the barns offer shelter when needed in any season....
Splendid Como, co acreage with easy elkhorn road access partially fenced with loafing shed...
driveway is in and phone line is approximately 500' from lot. close to historic Como or boreas pass for a scenic summer trip to breckenridge!...
currently zoned a-1, arvada comprehensive plan allows rezone to acComodate suburgan residential (rl) minimum lot size 7500sf. 5 units/acre....
if you are an artsy person this home will certainly appeal to you. small studio, or could be used for guest acComondations or storage. natural hottub needs some work but could e a fun project. all on prime 1/2 acre lot. adjoining lot available for purchase....
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