Evans-Whittenberger Fire Wall & Savard Building, South side, East Main Street, Saint Elmo (historical), Chaffee County, CO
Significance: The presence of the Evans-Whittenberger Fire Wall serves as a reminder of the constant fear of fire under which the Rocky Mountain mining camps lived. The buildings were mostly of dry pine or juniper cut from abundant surrounding forests. In St. Elmo history, Whittenberger's stone wall is credited with saving the western part of town. Little of the 1880's boom south Chalk Creek would remain otherwise.
Survey number: HABS CO-142
Building/structure dates: ca. 1881- ca. 1882 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1900- ca. 1910 Subsequent Work