Free home for the taking in Golden — with a catch

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GOLDEN, Colo. -- The Colorado School of Mines is getting ready to build a new Welcome Center at 18th and Illinois streets in Golden, but a historic home is on the site.

So in an attempt to preserve the home, considered a piece of history by the city's Historic Preservation Board, the city of Golden and CSM have agreed to give it away in hopes of preserving it if anyone can commit to moving it by April 1.

The home is 935 square feet and must be moved by mid-May. Because it is considered state property that can't be given away, whoever takes the home must "buy" it for a nominal charge, the city said in a news release.

There are other requirements needed to move the home. Anyone interested can call Golden Planning Manager Rick Muriby at 303-384-8098.

1 Comment

  • readytolosewait

    I don’t exactly tell everyone my business, but in this instance, I feel the need to do so. My mom, my daughter and myself are homeless, have been for almost a year and a half, and this house could be ours for almost nothing, but it needs to be moved. We don’t have the money to have it moved or the land to put it on. We do have jobs but being as we just started these jobs we don’t have money readily available. If anyone could possibly help us out, to help us find a way to move it and find land to put it on, we could finally be through with being homeless, and have a safe stable place for my daughter to grow. Anything helps, even just ideas on how to do it, and it’s all greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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