Crews begin demolishing Davis House Monday afternoon |

Crews begin demolishing Davis House Monday afternoon

Crews work on demolishing the Davis House Monday afternoon.
Joshua Carney / Craig Press

Almost a year to the date of its Labor Day fire, the Davis House is finally being torn down.

Crews began working on tearing down the historic house Monday, marking nearly a full year since the apartment complex was damaged in a 2019 Labor Day fire that displaced all 13 occupants of the apartment building at the time.

The building had been a historic landmark in Moffat County dating back to 1916.

According to researchers at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, in November 1916, J.C. Davis started work on a 14-room boarding house at 537 School St. Work on the building was finished in early 1917. A few years later, in 1919, the owners added 12 rooms onto the structure and called it “A Home for Strangers.”

The owners of the building contracted Anson Excavating to complete asbestos abatement and tear down the building.

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