Photo from A Pictorial History of Colorado Springs by Leland Feitz
Built in 1892, the Union Printer’s Home on the southeast corner of Pikes Peak Avenue and Union Boulevard was “a home for the aged and sanatorium for tuberculars… Maintained by the International Typographical Union for its distressed members.” (source)
The building, now a state historical site, still stands today and is a nursing home/assisted living facility… though it’s surrounded by homes, business, and parking lots instead of farmland. Can you imagine a time when Pikes Peak and Union was the “outskirts” of town?!