The town of Frisco approved the Foote’s Rest redevelopment that would add a hotel, restaurant and bowling alley in the current Sweet Shoppe location and relocate the historic building. They have said they are willing to place a historic building tag on the Foote’s Rest building in order to preserve it’s place in Frisco’s history. More details are available in a Summit Daily article. The timing of the development is still up in the air.
Foote’s Rest was previously a mercantile & gas station and before that a grocery and post office. The historic building to be relocated is known as the Staley-Rouse House, built by the Staleys in 1908. Unfortunately, Mr Staley was killed in an unrelated wagon accident during the construction of the home. He never actually lived in it. His wife and children moved in upon completion in early 1909. Electricity was added by Larry Wright, one of the future owners, in 1972. Read more about these buildings in the nomination form for the Colorado Historical Society.
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