'Nearly' free historic home in Golden comes with a catch: You have to move it

GOLDEN, Colo. - A brick home built in Golden in 1923 can be yours -- for nearly free.

The only catch is the house must be moved by mid-May.

The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is clearing the way for its new Welcome Center, which will be located at 18th and Illinois streets, according to the City of Golden.

The home located there is considered an important piece of history by the Historic Preservation Board. 

In order to preserve it, city officials persuaded CSM to give the 935 square-foot home to whoever can move it.

Interested parties need to commit to moving the home by Tuesday, April 1. There are specific insurance requirements to follow regarding exactly how the house needs to be moved.

"If there aren't any takers, unfortunately, it will have to be demolished to make way for the Welcome Center and will only live on in pictures," said Rick Muriby, the City of Golden Planning Manager. "I've already had a few phone calls from people who may be interested."

Since state property can’t be given away, the recipient will need to "buy" the house for a nominal charge.

If you are interested, contact Golden Planning Manager Rick Muriby at 303-384-8098.

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