The Tyler-Monroe-Bartlett House
Available for sale for the first time since 1956! You can own this significant piece of Boulder history which has seen only three owners since it was built in 1917.
This Italian and Prairie-influenced house was built for Fred & Mae Tyler, operators of a quarry in Four Mile Canyon. The exterior stones were quarried and transported by wagon from the quarry to the building site. Lucius “Lu” & Larue Monroe purchased the house in 1941. Lu worked for The Boulder Daily Camera, starting as a paper boy in 1918, and ending as its Publisher in 1970.
A well-preserved example of an eclectic variant of the Italian Renaissance Revival with elements of the Prairie School of design, the home was last purchased by Albert & Eleanor Bartlett in 1956. Dr. Bartlett was a distinguished member of the CU Physics faculty for 37 years.
Prof. Bartlett was a founder of the Blue Line and the Greenbelt movement, the PLAN-Boulder organization, and Boulder’s bike path system – all aimed at preserving Boulder’s beautiful environment. Perhaps best known in academia for his lecture, “Arithmetic, Population & Energy,” Prof. Bartlett also taught at the Nobel Institute for Physics in Stockholm; and held multiple degrees from Harvard University.
This prominent house makes use of local stone, a clay tile roof, and echoes the Mediterranean Revival architectural style that is found at the University of Colorado-Boulder campus. The main level is the center of entertainment with a formal dining room; south-facing living room; and breezy porch overlooking the park-like east lawn. To the west abutting 18th Street, formerly the site of the garage and chicken coop, sits a 0.2 acre area that had received City of Boulder Planning Department approval for building a home, and may offer the opportunity to create a true “family compound” of the property
While having undergone various updates, the interior of the home retains a significant portion of its historical heritage. The historic home buff could be happy with a few updates; while the lover of an historic exterior with modern conveniences and spaces will enjoy the latitude of creating an entirely new and modern interior decor.