Muegge House Restoration

Historic Charles Muegge House

The Charles Muegge House is one of the most important historical buildings in the Town of Bennett because of its connection to Bennett's history and culture. Constructed in the early 1900s, the house is a simple gable, wood-frame box with a wrap-around porch and subtle Victorian embellishments. 

In Spring 2019, the Town was awarded a grant to transform the Charles Muegge House and its surrounding property into a living museum and historic park. The house itself will be restored to look like an early 1900s Colorado farmhouse and the surrounding property will feature a restored historic combine and vegetable garden. Public art sculptures of farm animals have already been added to the area to highlight the Town's agricultural past. 

An important feature of the landscape is the cultivation of native grass as part of the Civic Center landscape. The Town specifically allows these areas to grow because of water conservation efforts and the natural aesthetic of the native plants.